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Break Dancing comes to Fingerpost, St Helens

Posted on 10 Feb, 2022

Break Dancing comes to Fingerpost, St Helens as forty pupils from Merton Bank Primary School attended a Breaking (Break Dance) workshop to learn about Hip Hop culture and youth activities in their area.

They were surprised when they found out, that they could do a lot of the basic moves due to learning sports skills through PE and after school clubs like football, gymnastics, karate and yoga.

They enjoyed learning Breaking as a Sport and was excited to see it debut at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

After the workshop they were invited to attend UC Crew / Powered by Hip Hop classes and join our youth activity programme, as well as receive information about clubs, classes and groups in the area to join, to divert them from hanging around on the streets and getting into trouble/joining gangs/or becoming a victim of crime, anti-social behaviour or bullying.

The Community Foundation for Merseyside and Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership funded the young people’s workshops to provide everyone with the opportunity to get involved.

The aim of our Hip Hop Shield Project is to provide activities to engage young people in diversionary activities away from crime/anti-social behaviour or avoid being a victim of crime/anti-social behaviour by attending safe youth activities.

Reference: https://twitter.com/MrsMcKennaMB/status/1519686698745143296?s=20&t=MA95w9QJvA1m9FWNDiOxyA