30 January 2018

Success for Target backed local school dance group

Pupils from local secondary school The Academy, Selsey recently beat 6 other schools to win their area heat at this year’s Rock Challenge in Crawley. The dance group, supported by Target, created and developed every step of their performance themselves as part of the Rock Challenge initiative which aims “to inspire, engage and motivate young people to make healthy and positive lifestyle choices”.

Made up of over 40 dancers and 20 crew members, the group wowed at the first event on Monday 29th January 2018. The Rock Challenge events encourage interaction and creativity and motivate participants to be the best they can. They then perform in front of sellout audiences in cities some have never travelled to before.

For some local children this opportunity would previously have been unimaginable, due to lack of finances or the desire to leave the area they live and attend school in. Whilst children are now expected to stay in education to the age of 18, Selsey youngsters must travel miles by bus to reach the nearest college with no funding offered for this.

The support provided by Target in our community ensures that local students are given opportunities that they may usually not experience and to broaden their horizons. This challenge, along with other educational projects backed by Target, strives to encourage local children to set higher goals for themselves and to support them in achieving these goals.

The Academy’s dance group will next compete in the Southern Junior Final of the Rock Challenge competition in April. Target are extremely proud of the group’s accomplishments so far and are honoured to support them at each stage of their journey.