Percy Jackson, the trainee teacher who has become very popular for a viral video he did with some of his pupils has stated that he uses dance exercises like the ones in the video which featured Medikal’s “Omo Ada” song, to make pupils in his school always want to be in school. This is because pupils in the community where he teaches, Obo-Kwahu, are mostly truants and would rather join their parents to the farm than go to school.
In an exclusive interview with societywatch.net, Percy explained that unlike back in the days when students only remembered their teachers for the cains and lashes they received as punishment, he wanted to change the status-quo by making students remember him for the fun they always experience during classes.
According to him “it was during my Creative Arts period that I decided to take things to a different level. We mostly do acting, but for that week, I decided that we should dance”.
Percy Jackson also sings, writes songs and is a talented actor. He revealed that he has more in him than just singing so he doesn’t want to be seen as only a dancer.
He said “I am more efficient in song writing and singing than in dancing”.
He is currently in his 3rd year in Abetifi Teachers Training College and teaches Creative Arts, ICT and Mathematics in the primary school.
Explaining his motivation for this video and others, he said this is his own way of building a cordial relationship with his pupils on their level.
Percy rose to fame after a video in which he was dancing with some of his pupils went viral. And it has reflected in his social media following. Percy’s social media numbers have exponentially sky rocketed; on instagram, YouTube and Facebook page.
Listen to full interview below;