Dancing teacher Percy Sackey sits down with YEN.com.gh along with his students

Dancing teacher Percy Sackey sits down with YEN.com.gh along with his students

YEN.com.gh took the time to sit down with the viral star of a news post by the BBC, Percy Sackey, whose style of using music and dance to get pupils into the mood for leaning in class was commended by people all over the continent.

The story of Percy Sackey, a creative arts teacher in a public basic school in the Eastern region, went viral thanks to a BBC news article and video of him teaching his students how to dance.

YEN.com.gh went to Obo-Kwahu Presby 'B' Basic School to get to know the man behind the news.

"People have been coming to my house. Most of the big people in the community because they are happy I am improving the educational system," Sackey said.

"Sometimes, someone meets me and asks why their child has been coming to school as early as possible."

According to Sackey, parents have noticed the excitement with which their kids are willing to learn.

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Sackey is in the third year of his teacher's training education at the Abetifi Training College. But he enjoys singing, dancing, songwriting and sometimes, drama.

Percy Jackson is his stage name and the young man sounded like one who wants to both entertain and maintain his ambition for teaching.

At least, it is having an impact on some of the kids, like Priscilla, who spoke to us.

"I like him [Sackey] because he can teach me something", the shy toddler said. She added that she is happy with him too.

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Some parents are also apparently impressed. One quipped that Sackey's dancing classes have been a smart way to get kids more than willing to be in school.

She hoped that it translated into a positive return for the school.

On his part, Sackey was only grateful that he was using one way to entertain and teach; an essential tactic in childhood education.

"I am trying to build this into pupils so that it may be like a mother and kid relationship", he ended,

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