Flava dancers thrill students

Into the groove: Flava dancers joined Parklands pupils for fun and games
Into the groove: Flava dancers joined Parklands pupils for fun and games

Pupils from Chorley were treated to a visit from a group of dancers more used to being in the spotlight on live TV rather than in a school hall.

Hip-hop, street-wise dance group Flava, which reached the semi-final of the TV talent show Britain’s Got Talent in 2008, worked with Year 9 pupils from Parklands High School during a series of workshops devised to look at issues like self-confidence, self-esteem and to encourage youngsters to have a strong belief in themselves.

The troupe’s members made a name for themselves during the 2008 TV show, when they were labelled as ‘goodie hoodies’ for their positive lifestyle choices and healthy attitudes, despite their hoody-wearing, street-based image, which can sometimes have gang-related connotations.

Flava delivered dance workshops through the day in a bid to raise important social issues faced by today’s teenagers.

Assistant headteacher of Parklands, Steve Mitchell, said: “The pupils looked at the issue of anti-social behaviour in the UK and discussed how young people can ensure they choose the right path in life.”