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Menzieshill rocks in the Rock Challenge

Menzieshill rocks in the Rock Challenge

The Rock Challenge team

A variety of pupils ranging from first to third year pupils from Menzieshill High School recently achieved third place in the Rock Challenge event which was held in the Caird Hall, Dundee. As well as coming in third, they also managed to pick up 5 awards, some of which included; Healthy Lifestyle Award School, Community Support Award and Healthy Lifestyle Quiz award.

Rock Challenge aimed to educate pupils about the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and drugs. The staff involved with Rock Challenge explained to the group that Rock Challenge’s aims were to promote and highlight the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and drugs and the pupils learned a great deal about the different dangers; some of which they were not aware of before they became involved in the programme.

The group worked extremely hard to both compose dances and rehearse them. They rehearsed tirelessly on a Tuesday and Thursday evening after school and even found themselves putting in the extra hours over the weekend.   The group found that they were less at risk of becoming involved in dangerous situations including drugs, alcohol and tobacco because they were so busy with rehearsals and preparations.

In order to prepare for Rock Challenge the group agreed to come into school on the in-service day to spend the whole day brushing up on their performance and ensuring they had all of the props that they needed. Their hard work and commitment paid off and the group were enormously proud of their achievements.

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