The event held at Caird Hall, Dundee attracted a large audience and was supported by Angus Council, Choices for Life- Police Scotland and CEOP.
Originating in Australia, Global Rock ChallengeTM events have been staged since 1988 in 120 locations throughout; Australia, New Zealand, Japan, United Kingdom, South Africa, Germany and United Arab Emirates, with over 1 million participants globally. The Rock Challenge® was introduced to the
The Rock Challenge was introduced to the United Kingdom in 1996 by Hampshire Constabulary with the aim to help young people enjoy school and live pro-active and positive lifestyles free of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.
Attending this evening were an array of sponsors, local authority figures and invited special guests.
Convenor for Children and Learning at Angus Council- Councillor Sheena Welsh said:“I thought it was an excellent show. I’ve seen lot of Rock Challenges and they just get better and better every year. They’re so professional and they work so well together as teams and I think that’s really really important. They’re learning skills, not just about dancing and performance, but skills that are going to help them when they go out into the real world and are looking for jobs and employment. They’ve got something really important to contribute as a result of what they’ve done here.”
Police Scotland, Superintendent Suzie Mertes said: “Another absolutely fantastic evening, it was brilliant! All of the concepts were great, the young people have worked so hard. They were so entertaining, told great messages and we just had a blast!”
1st place- qualifying through to our 2017 Scottish Final- Kinross High School
Kinross High School, Kinross, Kinross-shire
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2nd place- Arbroath Academy
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