On Friday 8th July, Alex “Mechanokool” Peter from T.V show “Got to Dance” visited the school to give an inspirational assembly and a workshop in the street dance form called Popping to some of the students. Mechanikool has been studying the amazing art form of popping for almost 13years. His hunger to learn has taken him overseas to LA in America, Paris and Belgium. It even lead him to meeting and being personally tutored by Michael Jackson’s teacher and popping legend Pop n’ Taco. Mechanikool was UK popping champion in 2006/7, previously visiting the school after this success, he has also represented the UK in the World Championships for two years.
Mechanikool’s perseverance has created opportunities to make appearances on CBBC and in the smash hit dance track “Superfreakz” by Beatfreaks. He also recently wowed the judges on “Got to Dance”. However, he is most proud of being committed to inspiring young people through the culture of Popping.