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Ryde AcademyrockchallengeportsmouthfeaturedThere’s just one week to go before Ryde Academy travel over 130 miles to the 2015 Be Your Best Rock Challenge National Final at Milton Keynes Theatre.

Involving more than 300 schools at 47 events across the country, this year’s UK Rock Challenge and J Rock events have reached upwards of 17,000 young people between the ages of 7 and 18 years old.

On Monday (6th July) the 2015 Rock Challenge tour will reach a dynamic climax at Milton Keynes Theatre as 9 schools from 9 counties will take to the stage vying for the title of National Champions.

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Ryde Academy showcased their qualifying piece The Riddle of Riddle at the Portsmouth Guildhall, in March before placing second at the Southern Premier Final in June.

To qualify through to the National Final schools have successfully won or placed in the top three at their regional final meaning that this event on Monday 6th of July will showcase the very best Scotland, the North of and South of England have to offer!

Ryde Academy have spent the last few weeks rehearsing, finalising their performance and fundraising for their journey to the National Final.

 Tickets are available to purchase through Milton Keynes Theatre Box Office on 0844 871 7652


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Chair of the Be Your Best Foundation Juno Hollyhock has attended a number of the 2015 events and is looking forward to also showing her support at the National Final. Juno said:

“The National Finals are a very important part of the Rock Challenge experience. It is always good to see the Rock Challenge® become truly UK wide in a single event as we bring together schools from all four nations.  The standard this year is extremely high and I know that the judges are in for a very tough time in determining who will be the UK champions.  However, as every Rock Challenge® school knows – it is the taking part that is the defining element of the experience.”

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