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Latest news, case studies, benefits about Rockhaq

English Teacher Workshops: School Hub Conference, Leicester
2 years ago

English Teacher Workshops: School Hub Conference, Leicester

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We’re pleased to announce that we’re running teacher workshops at the Leicestershire Schools English Hub Conference. This takes place at Judgemeadow Community College on Saturday 13 May 2017.
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Half Funded Journalism Workshops
2 years ago

Half Funded Journalism Workshops

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Christmas is over but the generosity and goodwill continues on the Rockhaq community with news of funded journalism workshops! We’ve had several meetings with the lovely people at Nottinghamshire Music Hub (now part of Inspire Nottinghamshire) recently and are very pleased to announce…
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Competition Winners: Leicester’s Best Music Reviewer
3 years ago

Competition Winners: Leicester’s Best Music Reviewer

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For those of you who have been waiting to find out who our competition winners for Leicester’s best music reviewer are, the results are in! And to those of you who haven’t and have randomly clicked onto this page, just go read an awesome past music review 😀
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Leicester’s Best Music Reviewer: Shortlist
3 years ago

Leicester’s Best Music Reviewer: Shortlist

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For those of you who have been living under a rock, we’ve spent the past few months running a competition to find Leicester’s best music reviewer. This has been run

English Literacy Workshops Update: Come As You Are
3 years ago

English Literacy Workshops Update: Come As You Are

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I’ve finished the first of four music journalism and English literacy workshops at Judgemeadow Community College in Leicester and have made it out alive! I’m teaching a mixed group of

Judgemeadow Community College Workshops
3 years ago

Judgemeadow Community College Workshops

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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 Journalism Workshops Update: You Discussed Me! Swearing in Reviews
3 years ago

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

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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.
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Moat Community College Workshops
3 years ago

Moat Community College Workshops

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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

Leicester ArtBeat Festival Writing Competition
3 years ago

Leicester ArtBeat Festival Writing Competition

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We’ve been discussing this for a while now – we’re also ready to announce a UK-wide/international competition too! – and we’re finally launching a special Leicester ArtBeat Festival writing competition. Huzzah, etc.

What’s this all about and why Leicester? Well I’m straight outta Leicester and grew up in Clarendon Park, and it’s my unique way of giving something back to the place. This is where I went to school, read rather obsessively and went to my first gigs. They changed my life, made me who I am *violins* and this is why I ran a special Rockhaq workshop for ArtBeat Festival last year.
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David Bowie Heroes badge on Rockhaq

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As most of you will know, the legendary David Bowie passed away on 10 January 2016. He was just 69 years old. Along with the rest of the world it seems, Team Rockhaq and some of our community members were in shock on hearing this news. David Bowie’s musical influence on the 20th and 21st centuries just can’t be stated enough.
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