Stage Challenge® & J Rock™

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On 12 May participants met at 7:30am for a day full of dancing, fun and experiencing performances that have been rehearsed and crafted over months.

Each school provided amazing standout performances expressing relevant themes including car accidents, movies, and grief.

Everyone danced their hearts out and showed their passion for their school. Hargest managed to take the win with their emotional performance about sweatshops and consumerism.

The environment was intense and the moment we all realised we won we all expressed extreme emotions, some crying, most screaming.

It was an amazing experience overall.

Awards in:


Performance Skills



Visual enhancement



Student leadership

Student achievement


Hargest won the Spirit of Stage Challenge which is voted by participating schools for the school that shows the Spirit of Stage Challenge to the highest standard.

Hargest also won the overall Stage Challenge Award.

Stage Challenge® & J Rock™

Civic Theatre, Wednesday, 11 May at 6.30pm

The Junior Campus J Rock entry is called  Pesky Business and is based around the Pied Piper story.  We start with a village market day that gets over-ruled by rodents.  Our ‘Magical’ person comes in and does a deal to get rid of the rodents.  When she returns to get paid, the villagers refuse to pay and so she entices the children to come away with her.  This performance relates to the James Hargest value ‘We are honest’.

The Senior Campus Stage Challenge entry is called Hargie’s Toy Shop. We follow a boy who walks into a toy store and wants to play with dolls but his parents won’t let him. This performance shows the issue of gender stereotyping, and how even in this politically correct modern world we haven’t changed — it’s still not deemed acceptable for boys to play with dolls.