UK Rock Challenge Ambassadors Blog: November 2016

Thursday, 24 November 2016

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Robert (Bobby) Holmes
Bobby started his Rock Challenge® journey, performing with his local school and assisting the back stage team. He then progressed onto leading the stage crew, designing and building sets, costumes and organising all back stage elements for his schools productions. Not wanting to leave the Rock Challenge® family, Bobby opted to volunteer at his local events and has now decided to become a Rock Challenge® Ambassador. Bobby believes Rock Challenge® is a vital part of school life, which everyone should have the opportunity to experience and so wishes to use his new status as a Rock Challenge® Ambassador to promote the benefits of Rock Challenge® in his local area. 

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

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Karen Mackay
Karen has been involved with Rock Challenge® for 10 years. She started supporting Rock Challenge® as a parent of a participant before taking on the challenge as a teacher. Wanting to take on a wider role within Rock Challenge® Karen soon became a volunteer and Regional Representative. Karen believes Rock Challenge® had enabled her to build better teacher-student relationships, and cannot wait to cheer on the schools at the Northern Premier Final this year and have the chance to meet old and new friends. 

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

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Emma Marshall
Emma has been involved with Rock Challenge® for over 13 years. Emma started her Rock Challenge® journey as a teacher, leading her local school in their Rock Challenge® performances, before being asked to assist other schools in the local area. Wanting to expand her knowledge of the Rock Challenge® Emma elected to volunteer at other events including; Dundee, Grimsby, Milton Keynes and many more. Emma Loves the wide variety of friends she has made through Rock Challenge® and is most looking forward to the J Rock™ events stating up in Aberdeen this year. 

Monday, 21 November 2016

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Anja Johnston 
Anja Participated in Rock Challenge® for 6 years whilst at High School, gaining an insight into operations behind the scenes, with set crew and costume design, as well as taking to the stage herself to  perform. Wanting to remain within the Rock Challenge® group Anja took on the position of Regional Representative within the Highlands and Islands. This year Anja decided to go one step further and applied to become a Rock Challenge® Ambassador. Anja hopes to Increase public awareness within her local area, of the amazing work that Rock Challenge® does with the Youths of the community. She hopes to put the Highlands and Islands on the Rock Challenge® map, making it the go to event.  

Friday, 18 November 2016

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Emily Dimino
Emily started her journey with Rock Challenge® in 2013. She worked as stage crew behind the scenes with her local secondary school before becoming head of wardrobe for their 2014/2015 Rock Challenge®. In 2015 Emily began volunteering for Rock Challenge® before applying to take on the role of Rock Challenge® Ambassador this year. Emily credits her heavy involvement in the Rock Challenge® as the reason for her love of music and performing arts. Emily is currently studying Music at the University of Nottingham, and can’t wait to begin tour this year to meet new people and see others enjoying Rock Challenge® as much as she does. 

Thursday, 17 November 2016

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Katy Bowman
Katy has been involved with Rock Challenge® for nearly 10 years, from performing, to assisting stage crew, to volunteering with her local school. Katy has also applied to volunteer at 3 other events this year to gauge an insight into the scale and variation of the events. Katy can’t wait to get started this year as a Rock Challenge® Ambassador, and hopes to raise awareness of the Rock Challenge®, and to encourage more schools to get involved, allowing students to be part of this amazing experience. 

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

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Millie Page
Millie competed in her first Rock Challenge® production whilst at high school before continuing her involvement at college. After college Millie attended the University of Chichester and is now a dance graduate. Wanting to put her dance and theatre skills to use, Millie joined the Rock Challenge® family as a Regional Representative and volunteer, and is now one of our amazing 2017 Rock Challenge® Ambassadors. Millie is so excited to be part of the team and can’t wait to see what 2017 brings! 

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

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Chloe Jarvis
Chloe is currently studying Musical Theatre at the University of Portsmouth. For 2 years whilst at school she participated in the Rock Challenge® before deciding to continue as a volunteer for the past year. Chloe is looking forward to obtaining a job in the performing arts industry and will ensure she remains involved with Rock Challenge® as it is an amazing experience which means so much to her. 

Monday, 14 November 2016

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Katie Daniel
Katie has been involved with Rock Challenge® for 8 years. She has not only performed with her own school, but also got involved with costume design, choreography, set design and has been volunteering at many events since 2013. Katie is now studying Marketing Management at University, a subject which she became interested in due to her participation with Rock Challenge®. Katie has made many lifelong friends through Rock Challenge® and can’t wait to begin promoting the amazing event, and fantastic opportunities on offer through her role as a 2017 Rock Challenge® Ambassador.