Parkfield School pupils took part in the Bournemouth heat of Rock Challenge 2019.

Yesterday, pupils took to the stage to rehearse at Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre

Leah Bray, PE teacher at Parkfield School, said: "Our theme is the American school shootings. We brainstormed a lot of different ideas and researched the schools that had been affected. The kids thought of some music, and we started in September with some workshops.

"This is our first year in Rock Challenge so it’s all very exciting. It’s all about the experience. We’ve got 26 pupils involved from Year 7 to 10. They’re all buzzing backstage.

"It’s such a sensitive subject so we wanted to be really sensitive about it. We did so much research, and all the kids are so understanding."