Are bloody brilliant. I just got back from the 'Rock Eisteddfod Challenge' at Vodafone Arena. The REC is a schools based event, showcasing the kids drama, dance and design skills. Liz is a teacher in a Melbourne school and they entered into the 'Raw' event. Raw strips away sets and peripherals, allowing the kids to explore different ways to express their ideas. Other schools entered 'Open' and 'Premier', where Open allows elaborate sets and Premier is designed for previous winners. Every single act was brilliant, their dance and choreography was outstanding, set designs were awesome and their enthusiasm totally infectious. Every act was worth the admission fee on its own, they were that good. It was great to see kids expressing themselves in ways that I could never even dream of. Many of the acts were driven by the kids, with minimal teacher input. This created such obvious team spirit and their excitement at and with each other was great to see. So the next time the Hun or some radio shock jock starts telling you how kids today are, tell them they're wrong.