Northmead rock stars get their five minutes of fame

Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School were on television on Saturday.

The school’s 2012 Rock Eisteddfod entry was featured in a behind-the-scenes look at this year’s Rock Eisteddfod Challenge on Nine’s GO! program.

A program spokesman said Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School was chosen because of their interest in social awareness this year.

Their performance, The Last Message, focused on the dangers of texting while driving.

"It was really exciting to see our hard work and the idea that we worked on for eight months finally presented on TV," creative director Warren Flanagan said of their production.

In August it was named the premier division winner of the 2012 Rock Eisteddfod Challenge.

Expect another appearance from them on GO! when they compete for the title of national champion on Saturday, November 10 from 2pm.

"Fingers crossed ... hopefully," Mr Flanagan said.

Tayla Campbell of Mt Druitt, who plays Maria, explains the plot of their performance: ‘‘Jett [Josh O’Grady from Kings Langley] shoots The Rebel when Maria gets back together with him at a party.’’

Panicked, Jett forces her into a car and the pair start receiving text messages asking if everything is OK which leads to a collision with a brick wall.

The eight-minute production is based on the themes of the musical West Side Story.

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