Four Highland secondary schools are to battle it out in the Global Rock Challenge™ 2019 Scottish Final on Friday 14th June.

Dingwall Academy, Alness Academy, Thurso High School and Invergordon Academy are four of 9 Scottish secondary schools through to the final which will take place at Caird Hall, Dundee.

And on Saturday 15th June, Highland primaries will also participate in the Global Rock Challenge™ 2019 Scottish J Rock™ Final against 8 other primaries. The Highland finalists are Tomnacross and Teanassie Primary Schools (taking part jointly) and Ben Wyvis Primary.

Cllr John Finlayson, Chair of the Council’s Care, Learning and Housing Committee said: “Good luck to all our Highland finalists. You have done extremely well getting through to the finals and have made your schools, school communities and the Highlands proud. We wish you all the best at Dundee.”

Eight Rock Challenge® and J Rock™ events have taken place across Scotland, involving thousands of young people, teachers, and members of the local community.

The Rock Challenge® is an excellent opportunity for young people to perform in a professional venue. This experience encourages an adrenalin-based high gained through performing, rather than using tobacco, alcohol or other drugs, as well as providing proven and evidenced benefits above and beyond these original objectives.

Involving 19 schools from across North Lanarkshire, Angus, Aberdeenshire, Perth and Kinross and the Highlands, the finals are a fantastic celebration of the time and effort schools put into their performances. Over 1,500 students will take part across the two finals.

Rock Challenge Event Manager, Charlotte Payne, is looking forward to the spectacular shows: “We have seen some outstanding performances this year and I cannot wait to see what the schools bring to the stage for our Scottish Finals! This year is particularly exciting as we are holding our first ever Scottish J Rock™ Final! The spirit and passion of the students this year has been amazing, and I think every student, teacher and community member should be very proud of all they have achieved!”

12 Jun 2019
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