CCG adds new dimension to Rock Challenge events


Hull schools are take part in the Humberside Police Rock Challenge events at Hull Arena on the 29th and 30th April. To add a brand new dimension to the event, Rock Challenge has teamed up with NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), BAE Systems and Humberside Police Dog Section to provide a range of workshops during the day to educate and enhance participants’ Rock Challenge experience.

The workshops will to teach young people how to stay safe and adopt healthier lifestyles through the ethos of Rock Challenge, with the aim of reducing the vulnerability, harm and victimisation that challenge young people. Participation will raise young peoples’ aspirations and encourage them to think of future career opportunities.

NHS Hull CCG will be running a market place over the two days involving a whole host of partners covering various health related issues from dental hygiene, healthy eating, health and fitness, sexual health and much more. Teams will be challenged to complete a quiz and prizes will be awarded to the top three schools following the afternoon production meetings on both days.

Julia Mizon, Director of Commissioning and Partnerships, NHS Hull (CCG) said. “We are committed to ensuring our next generation has a healthier, happier future. Humberside Police’s Rock Challenge offers an ideal opportunity for us to engage with young people in schools, youth clubs and pupil referral units around a number of healthy lifestyle issues. We are delighted to be supporting Rock Challenge 2014 in Hull and providing young participants with fun and interactive sessions during the day, which we hope that they really enjoy.”

At the Junior Rock Challenge event on 30th April BAE Systems will be running a workshop aimed at raising awareness of engineering career opportunities. Schools will be challenged to make an item and see it work before their eyes! It will be fun and exciting experience for participants working alongside BAE Systems Ambassadors and get an insight to engineering.

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And finally, the Humberside Police Dog Section will be running their workshop sessions involving Police Dogs Lenny and Cooper working with their handlers to raise awareness of the dangers of drugs and teaching students how to stay safe.

Each year Rock Challenge involves thousands of young people, who learn to be their best through the competition increasing levels of confidence and self esteem. The competition also offers them a creative platform in which to shine as individuals and as a team.

Schools will arrive at the Hull Arena from 9am and take part in a warm up/production meeting. Following this schools will start rehearsing and workshops will begin around 12 noon running until approximately 4pm.

Schools taking part in the event include:
Hull Senior event @ Hull Arena 29th April 2014 (Showtime: 7pm start)
Showcasing – Marfleet Primary
Andrew Marvell College
Archbishop Sentamu Academy
The Boulevard Academy
Wilberforce 6th Form College
Winifred Holtby Academy

Hull Junior event @ Hull Arena 30th April 2014 (Showtime: 6pm start)
Biggin Hill Primary School
Cleeve Primary School
Eastfield Primary School
Francis Askew Primary School
Highlands Primary School
Longhill Primary School
Oldfleet Primary School
Spring Cottage Primary School

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