Spalding students in Rock Challenge

Rock Challenge at the Sir John Gleed School' in Spalding. Photo: SG100315-105TW
Rock Challenge at the Sir John Gleed School' in Spalding. Photo: SG100315-105TW
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Trust is usually something that is unspoken but is built over time through actions.

Students at the Sir John Gleed School and the Post 16 Centre in Spalding have just eight minutes to get that message across in their bid for this year’s Rock Challenge trophy.

Rats and cats in the Pied Piper story performed by Sir John Gleed School and Post 16 Centre pupils for the Rock Challenge. Photo: SG100315-111TW

Rats and cats in the Pied Piper story performed by Sir John Gleed School and Post 16 Centre pupils for the Rock Challenge. Photo: SG100315-111TW

The holders of the 2014 trophy will be performing to Rock Challenge judges on Monday, portraying a story about trust and broken promises using the Pied Piper tale to support their theme, Broken.

Extended provision assistant Georgina Cross said the students from years 7 to 13 as well as the Post 16 Centre will use dance, drama, a sound track, costume, hair and makeup to portray their story in eight minutes, without using words.

She said: “It’s about broken promises based on the story of the Pied Piper. You can see someone and trust them, but they don’t turn out to be how they first appear.

“We have children and adults in a village and they are happy when a stranger, the Pied Piper, comes along. The mayor offers him gold to get rid of the rats, but in the end the Pied Piper takes the gold and takes the children to the wood, so the villagers are left without their children. So it’s also about trust and stranger danger.”

‘Students from years 7 to 13 as well as the Post 16 Centre will use dance, drama, a sound track, costume, hair and makeup to portray their story in eight minutes, without using words’

If successful, the young performers will go on to compete in a regional final in July.

Performers in the Rock Challenge. Photo: SG100315-110TW

Performers in the Rock Challenge. Photo: SG100315-110TW

Rock Challenge performers Samantha Warren, Zara Whitwell and Izzy Szymak. Photo: SG100315-114TW

Rock Challenge performers Samantha Warren, Zara Whitwell and Izzy Szymak. Photo: SG100315-114TW

The Sir John School in Spalding chose Broken as its theme for the Rock Challenge. Photo: SG100315-108TW

The Sir John School in Spalding chose Broken as its theme for the Rock Challenge. Photo: SG100315-108TW

Pied Piper rats Linda Poca and Erika Pinkevica. Photo: SG100315-115TW

Pied Piper rats Linda Poca and Erika Pinkevica. Photo: SG100315-115TW