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rydeacademyrockchallenge2VIDEO: It has been a week to remember for students at one Island school after taking first place in this year’s Rock Challenge Southern Regional Premier Final last Friday.

Following on from a series of successes in the competition in years gone by, Ryde Academy are this week celebrating taking the top spot with their stunning performance, ‘Never Never Known’, in front of a live audience at Portsmouth’s Guildhall. rydeacademyrockchallenge

Around 100 pupils from the Pell Lane school made tracks to the mainland on Friday anticipating a lively competition against other schools in the South, including Sandown Bay Academy. With no National Final for 2013, the students knew they were battling it out to take the highest accolade in the popular competition this year.

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With parents, friends and family sitting in the audience, Ryde Academy excelled to take four awards including Best Performance Skill, Lighting Design and Video Performance, as well as of course the overall champions trophy.


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