Spalding students take second place in Rock Challenge

Rock Challenge at Sir John Gleed School, Spalding.

Rock Challenge at Sir John Gleed School, Spalding.

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Students from the Sir John Gleed School and the Post 16 Centre in Spalding have learned they came second in the first heat of this year’s Rock Challenge.

The students – holders of the 2014 Rock Challenge trophy – performed for competition judges on Monday.

They put on a short performance on the theme of Broken, using dance and acting skills to portray a version of the Pied Piper tale.

Extended provision assistant Georgina Cross said the school was still waiting to find out if they would go through to the regional final, which will be between first placed schools across the area as well as the two top scoring runners-up.

Georgina said: “We are very pleased and very happy.

“They performed fantastically. We were all proud, very proud.

“The competition level was extremely high this year so we are proud of what they have achieved.”

As well as acting and singing, students contributed with a sound track, costume, hair and makeup to portray the story about trust and broken promises.

Students performed as children and villagers, cats and rats. The villagers welcome a stranger – the Pied Piper – into their midst, especially when he promises to get rid of the rats. However, he betrays them, taking the gold he is offered, but also taking the children into the woods.

Georgina said: “It’s also about trust and stranger danger.”