Tribal beats at Rock Challenge

ON STAGE Horndean Technology College. Picture: Nick Scott
ON STAGE Horndean Technology College. Picture: Nick Scott

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Tribal beats A PIECE about an untouched tribe in the Brazilian rainforest help students from Purbrook Park School to finish in fifth place in Rock Challenge.

It was all part of the third night of the finals.

Pupils from Horndean Technology College also took part and performed to a large crowd at Portsmouth Guildhall.

And there was a joint performance from Rachel Madocks School and Park Community School.

Organiser Stuart McGregor, said students at Purbrook Park did very well.

‘It was really wonderful. Purbrook have got a very mature way about their performance.

‘It was a deep piece with lots of meaning behind it. It did it real justice.

‘The top five were so close in terms of point scoring.’

Purbrook Park also won an award for make-up design.

And Stuart said the Guildhall was packed.

‘We were almost sold out. It was a local audience. It was terrific,’ he said.

‘The atmosphere was fantastic. It’s made us really pleased we have made the effort to come back to Portsmouth.’

Horndean Community College won an award for Drama Skills. And Rachel Madocks School won an award for Performers’ Choice.


1st Place – Cox Green School

2nd Place – Baylis Court School

3rd Place – St Peter’s School

4th Place – Winchmore Hill School

5th Place – Purbrook Park School

Ansvar Insurance Award for Performers’ Choice - Rachel Maddocks School

Sussex Police Award for Drama Skills – Horndean Community College

Sew n So Award for Make-up Design – Purbrook Park School