Lanesend Primary School put on a top performance to secure a podium place in the J Rock Challenge in Southampton yesterday (Thursday).
8 schools from across Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight battled it out at the O2 Guildhall last night in front of a packed audience.
Lanesend, the only Island school to be taking to the stage this week, wowed the judges and the supporting audience with their performance of ‘You Don’t Need a Badge To Be Brave’ – a twist on the traditional Wizard of Oz story.
As well as their podium place, the students of Lanesend in Cowes secured Awards of Excellence for Performance Skill, Concept, Drama, Soundtrack, Set Design and Function, Costuming Character, Visual Enhancement, Entertainment and Stage Crew.
Additional awards were picked up for the J Rock Award for Healthy Lifestyle and the J Rock Award for Positive Inclusion.