Dance Live

Our school loved taking part in Junior Rock Challenge and we were sad to hear in 2019 that the event no longer could be provided to our children. Alternatively, we now take part in DanceLive! and love performing on stage. We do not audition the children, and welcome any child between Year 3 and Year 6 to join us in performing a story interpretation on a mainland stage. We love preparing costumes, hair, makeup, scenery and props to have an experience of a life time!

What is Dance Live? Find out more by watching this video here


Dance Live 2020 - 'Urashima Taro - A Japenese Tale'

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For our 2020 performance, Lanesend performed a striking interpretation of the Japanese tale Urashima Taro and the untold story of the sea princess. Our performance date was the 11th February 2020 at Portsmouth Guildhall. Thank you to everyone who supported our entry this year. The children had an amazing time!


Junior Rock Challenge 2019 - 'You Don't Need a Badge to be Brave'

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For our 2019 performance, Lanesend took to the stage and performed the Wizard of Oz and the untold story of the lion. Rehearsals were after school on a Tuesday, Thursday and Friday every week. The children loved the day meeting the other schools and dancing on stage at Southampton Guildhall on the 7th March 2019.

We are very pleased to have been awarded the following at our performance

3rd Place in the Junior Rock Challenge Southampton 1 Heat
Radian Award of Excellence for Entertainment
Southampton City council Award of Excellence for Stage Crew
ACRO criminal Records Office Award of Excellence for Performance Skill
Rock Challenge Award of Excellence for Costuming Character
Rock Clothing Award of Excellence for Visual Enhancement
Southampton City Council Award of Excellence for Set Design and Function
Ian Wright Consulting Award of Excellence for Concept
Securigroup Award of Excellence for Drama
Radian Award of Excellence for Soundtrack
Rock Challenge Award for Healthy Lifestyle
Rock Challenge Award for Positive Inclusion

Thank you to everyone who supported our entry this year. The children had an amazing time.


Junior Rock Challenge 2018 - 'Time and Tide Wait for no-one'

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I am delighted to say that we once again entered Junior Rock Challenge on Thursday 22nd February 2018 at Southampton Guildhall. 108 children took to the stage to give the performance of a lifetime! This year our performance was about King Cnut and the story of the tide! It was a dramatic interpretation of when power goes to one's head and brings one's downfalls.  

We are very pleased to have been awarded the following at our performance:

  • Ansvar Insurance Award of Excellence for Visual Enhancement.
  • Southampton City Council Award of Excellence for Costuming Character.
  • Stage Coach Award of Excellence for Stage Use.
  • Ansvar Insurance Award of Excellence for Soundtrack.
  • ACRO Criminal Records Office Award of Excellence for Set Design & Function.
  • Project Pictogram Award of Excellence for Concept.
  • Hampshire County Council Award of Excellence for Lighting.
  • Securigroup Award of Excellence for Entertainment.

Finally we were awarded the J Rock Award for School Community Support, won for the following:
"Our school is situated on the Isle of Wight, where many local businesses have offered support to help our children access this wonderful experience. Local ferry companies have offered us a discounted price to allow us to travel to the mainland, t shirt companies have offered support to help our children be safe on the day and we have also received a generous amount of sponsorship. This year, our families have been truly wonderful offering evenings and weekends to craft some beautiful costumes and amazing set. We have even had families support us who do not even have a child participating this year! Our productions grow with ambition each year, and this is only possible due to our motivated, driven and selfless community who want the best for our children. Team Lanesend stretches far and wide, thank you to all who make new possibilities a reality for our children."

A huge thank you to everyone who made this year's performance a memorable one! The children had a fantastic day.


Junior Rock Challenge 2017 - 'Pure Imagination'

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I am delighted to say that we once again entered Junior Rock Challenge on Friday 17th February with 106 children performing! This year our performance showcased a selection of Roald Dahl stories and how his memory lives on even today! Our children revealed Roald Dahl writing in his shed and how these ideas have developed into family favourites such as James and The Giant Peach, Matilda, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and the Witches. Our children were fabulous in our final performance where all 106 children performed our story, 'Pure Imagination' (a tribute to Roald Dahl). We loved taking part and competing with the other schools. Thank you to all the staff, children, volunteers and parents who made our performance the most vibrant and energetic yet! Well done Team Lanesend!

Awards Junior Rock Challenge 2017!
-Set design and function
-Stage use
-Visual enhancement
-Entertainment
-Video performance
-Performance Choice
-Stage crew
-Performance skill


Junior Rock Challenge 2016 - 'Where the Wild Things Are'

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On the 26th February 2016, the crowd went wild as Lanesend Primary performed ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ at J Rock 2016. Our entry was kindly sponsored by Wightfibre, Island Facility Services and the Cowes Charity Committee. 86 children from Years 3 to 6 participated in the event, having come 3rd last year, which was the first time the school had been placed, the team were determined to go bigger. The night exceeded all expectations when the awards were announced. The evening really did go wild when the final award of the night was announced and Lanesend Primary were awarded first place. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house, with families, children and staff completely stunned and overwhelmed with the success.

Awards 2016
- Winner of the 2016 Be Your Best Southampton J Rock – Thursday Night
- Pauline Quirke Academy Award of Excellence of Performance Skill
- ACRO Criminal Records Office Award for Performer’s Choice
- Hampshire County Council Award of Excellence for Stage Use
- Pauline Quirke Academy Award for Spirit of J Rock
- HC3S Award of Excellence for Set Design and Function
- Hampshire County Council Award of Excellence for Entertainment
- Sew n So Award of Excellence for Costuming Character
- Hampshire Healthy Schools Award of Excellence for Visual Enhancement
- ACRO Criminal Records Office Award of Excellence for Drama
- Hampshire Drug and Alcohol Action Team Award of Excellence for Concept
- Radian Award of Excellence for Soundtrack
- Chloe Johnson – Winner of the 2016 Sir John Hoddinott Award for Individual Excellence