Rock Challenge success for Gleed School and Post 16 Centre students

The Sir John Gleed School and South Holland Post 16 Centre students with their awards.
The Sir John Gleed School and South Holland Post 16 Centre students with their awards.
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Students from the Sir John Gleed School in Spalding and the South Holland Post 16 Centre have come first in the regional Rock Challenge.

To prepare for the event, the 37 Gleed pupils, eight Performing Arts students from the Post 16 Centre and staff worked hard during the school day, after school and during the February half term.

A staff member said: “They attended rehearsals and worked together as a team to be able to take our finished performance piece to Grantham. We would like to say a massive thank you to parents for their continued support of the extra-curricular rehearsals and the competition day itself.”

Apart from the performers, other students were involved in looking after lighting, video and acting as stage crew for the day.

The local community was involved in providing props, with support from Andrew & Co, Polka Dots – The Umbrella, Boswell & Son, as well as the DT technician and art department in school.

The performance piece, Let Him Have It, is based on a true story of a police shooting in the 1950s, the court case that followed and which hinged on the meaning of the words in the piece’s title, and the subsequent hanging of one of the men involved.

The students competed against five other Lincolnshire secondary schools, performing in front of parents, siblings, school staff and judges.

The local entry has been put through to the Northern Open Finals in June.