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The results are now in from the 2016 Rock Challenge Be Your Best J Rock Southern Final.

Twelve primary schools from across five southern countries competed at Portsmouth’s Guildhall on Wednesday.

Wicor Primary School ''Picture: Nick Scott Photography

Wicor Primary School ''Picture: Nick Scott Photography

Among the 12 were Solent Junior School from Drayton and Wicor Primary School from Portchester.

The results are as follows:

1st – Calmore Junior School

2nd – St Paul’s C of E Primary

3rd – Nursling C of E Primary

4th – Woodcroft Primary School

5th – Wicor Primary School

Deputy Mayor of Portsmouth, Councillor Ken Ellcome attended the event and presented first place.

He said ‘There is so much talent amongst these youngsters from all these schools across the south of England. I’m really looking forward to next year, the talent was unbelievable. It must have been a really tough job for the judges.’

Additional awards were presented, with Portsmouth schools winning in eleven of these categories. These included:

Ian Wright Consulting Award of Excellence for Concept

Rock Challenge Award for Achievement in Drug Awareness

West Sussex County Council Think Family Award of Excellence for Drama