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Rockhaq | April 28, 2016

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Judgemeadow Community College Workshops

April 27, 2016 |

Rockhaq is coming to Judgemeadow Community College in Leicester! Like Moat Community College, Ofsted say it’s a good school with many outstanding features. Judgemeadow Community College are the first secondary school to run Rockhaq music journalism workshops and use one … Read More

School Journalism Workshops Update: You Discussed Me! Swearing in Reviews

April 25, 2016 |

I’ve just finished the second of our school journalism workshops at Moat Community College in Leicester and am chuffed with how it’s going so far. I’d like to share the progress the Year 8’s are making in an update on the Rockhaq community. Yes, we will cover swearing! Big shout out and thanks to Moat Community College’s awesome English literacy co-ordinator Veena Shaunak too, who definitely knows exactly how to motivate her class.Read More

Album Review: Basement – Promise Everything

April 14, 2016 |

The musical landscape is currently dominated by bands going on hiatus. Whilst often defined as “indefinite” or “going away for a long time”, it’s not uncommon to see the band promptly reform 18 months later. In the case of some reunited bands their return often dulls the edge of their previous work, and their new material isn’t quite up to standard, because the momentum they’d built up before their break has fizzled out. In rare cases however, a reunion is met with universal joy (as opposed to the scorn that less well-loved bands receive) and their new releases become hotly anticipated. Basement is an example of one such band. Read More

Music Student Interview: Mark Wong

April 6, 2016 |

Welcome to our Music student interview with Mark Wong. This is part of a series of interviews we’re running with Rockhaq pilot students. Rockhaq workshops were first piloted in 2011-2012 with students from colleges in Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. Some of our original pilot students have now returned to the new community. We thought you may like to hear how Rockhaq workshops helped a pupil studying BTEC Music Technology, hence this Music student interview.Read More

Moat Community College Workshops

March 18, 2016 |

Rockhaq school workshops have landed at Moat Community College in Leicester! Ofsted say it’s a good school with many outstanding features. It’s also the first secondary school in Leicester to run Rockhaq music journalism workshops. Great news!

We have arranged … Read More

English Student Interview: Sam Brookes

March 2, 2016 |

Welcome to our English student interview with Sam Brookes. This is part of a series of interviews we’re running with Rockhaq pilot students. Although we’ve just relaunched the Rockhaq community, the project was first piloted in 2011-2012 with students from colleges in Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. Some of our original pilot students have now returned to the new community. We thought you may like to hear how Rockhaq workshops helped a pupil studying A Level English, hence this English student interview.Read More