STUDENTS from Durrington High School in Worthing are competing in The Rock Challenge later this month.

The events aim to inspire, engage and motivate young people to make healthy and positive lifestyle choices.

From Wednesday April 25, Portsmouth Guildhall will be taken over by more than 3000 students as they take on the most exciting challenge of the ‘Achieve the Extraordinary’ tour: the finals!

The Rock Challenge is an excellent opportunity for young people to perform live on a professional stage.

This experience encourages an adrenalin-based high gained through performing, rather than using tobacco, alcohol or other drugs.

Sussex is represented across all four days of the finals, with local schools involved in junior, open, and premier finals.

Schools will be competing for Awards of Excellence and hoping to steal Calmore’s title of 2017 Southern J Rock Champions.

Durrington High School will be representing Sussex in the Southern Premier Final.

They previously showcased their performance at a local event and will be hoping to take the title of Southern Premier Champions from last year’s winners, LeAF Studio School.

Supervising Event Manager Sophia Campbell said: “The performances this year have been amazing and I can’t wait to see them come together at our four finals!

“Qualifying for the final is in itself a fantastic achievement which the schools, parents, students, and local communities should be very proud of!”

The teams have spent the last few weeks finalising their performances since their regional heat and will spend the day at the venue.