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Sherdley Primary School Pupils enjoy Break Dancing and Graffiti Art

Posted on 24 Feb, 2022

Sherdley Primary School - Break Dance - UC Crew

Young People from Sherdley Primary School attended Hip Hop arts workshops with UC Crew / Powered by Hip Hop to learn about alternative youth activities in St Helens.

Everyone knows about football, rugby, street dance and karate, but learning that everyone can learn Breaking (Break Dancing) and Graffiti Art in St Helens was a big surprise.

Pupils learnt about the history of Breaking, the fundamental movements and what it takes to become a Breaking athlete, they also discovered that they have some similar movements which they use in their own hobbies of martial arts, dance, gymnastics and football that proved useful in the class.

Sherdley Primary School - Graffiti Art Class with UC Crew / Powered by Hip Hop

The Graffiti Art Class was enjoyed by all, as they learnt the difference between graffiti art vs vandalism, drawing techniques, use of shading, lettering styles and themes.

All students were invited to join afterschool and weekend classes with UC Crew / Powered by Hip Hop to try them as a new hobby and part of an active lifestyle.

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.