Kinlochleven pupils rock

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Kinlochleven High School pupils were celebrating recently after winning nine awards following their Rock Challenge 2017 showcase focusing on mental well-being.

Thirty-two pupils travelled to Eden Court, Inverness, last Thursday to perform in front of an audience of 800.

With the support of See Me, a Scottish charity which tackles mental health stigma and discrimination, pupils created a story using five teenagers from different backgrounds and interests, showing how they are affected by different emotions through life experiences.

As well as planning the performance and choreography of the dance, the pupils worked on all the backstage details, with a professional set of theatre flats designed and built by third year pupil Jodie Daynes.

Head teacher Rebecca Machin said: ‘The day at Eden Court was incredible. They performed in front of a crowd of 800 people and for some of the 32 performers it was their first time on stage. They were incredibly brave and thoroughly deserved the awards they received.’

The awards won were: Excellence for Concept; Cultural and Educational Achievement Award; Award for Positive Inclusion; Excellence for Stage Crew; Excellence for Performance Skill; Award for Achievement in Substance Awareness; Excellence for Set Design and Function; Award for Excellence for Entertainment and Award for Excellence for Visual Enhancement.