On Tuesday 21st June, Park High School Dance and Drama students from Years 8-12 traveled to Portsmouth to compete in the south east regional final of Rock Challenge 2016. After several months of continued preparations after our heat in February, we were excited to perform our piece 'Portraits of a Patient' one more time.
The piece was inspired by Victorian women in the 1800s, who were sent to 'mad houses' for reasons such as post-natal depression, reading too much and melancholy. We looked at the treatment of these women, exploring whether they were truly mad.
After a long day preparing, rehearsing and performing the whole cast and crew were ecstatic to discover that we had come first - WE WON THE FINAL!! This means that we are now a Premier School, and can go straight to the finals of Rock Challenge next year.
A huge thank you to all those who have supported us, including Mr Lumley and our parents. We couldn't have done this without you!
Park High School, Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 1PL
Mr Emlyn Lumley
0208 952 2803