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'Misunderstood' go down a storm!
London based Pop/R&B Duo ‘Misunderstood’ visit BR
We recently had a visit from the London based Pop/R&B Duo ‘Misunderstood’. Formed in 2010 the duo are graduates of the BRIT School of Performing Arts. Jeffrey Okyere and Stephan Benson are two multi-talented young men who possess the skills of song writing, vocals and dance. The name ‘Misunderstood’ was chosen by them as they feel it sums up what they feel many young people are. They incorporate enthusiasm and diversity to bridge the gap between the old and the new; between Urban, R&B and Pop! Their intention is to motivate students on the importance of Self Belief and encourage them.
The morning consisted of an interactive workshop and talk with ‘Misunderstood’ performing their own material. The issues covered included: Being Confident, Anti-Bullying and Cyber-Bullying, Peer Pressure, Online Safety, Online Friendships and Social Media but in a fun way, frequently making their audience laugh. However it wasn’t all serious, students and staff were encouraged to join in with Misunderstood’s debut single ‘Break Your Neck!’ and other songs .
A street dance competition between students was held which encompassed a selection of very different styles to one piece of music. The winner being selected by other students by the amount of clapping and cheering – which became very loud!! However, probably the most popular item of the workshops was the incredible dancing of the duo, especially the height and complication of the backflips.
The duo received ear-piercing applause at the end of the workshop and chatted with students afterwards and posed for quite a few photos!
The fun morning with a serious message was a great success with students commenting the duo were funny and cool and the inevitable ‘I wish I could do backflips like that!’
Thank you ‘Misunderstood’ for an enlightening morning and in the words of one of the students: ‘You guys were great thank you for coming to the best school ever aka BISHOP RAMSEY!'