Britain’s Got Talent performers Misunderstood educate Essex pupils about internet safety

Stephan Benson from Britain's Got Talent semi-finalist Misunderstood performed at Tendring Technolog

Stephan Benson from Britain's Got Talent semi-finalist Misunderstood performed at Tendring Technology College - Credit: Su Anderson

Britain’s Got Talent dancers helped teach youngsters about internet safety during a visit to a north Essex school.

Stephan Benson from Britain's Got Talent semi-finalist Misunderstood performed at Tendring Technolog

Stephan Benson from Britain's Got Talent semi-finalist Misunderstood performed at Tendring Technology College - Credit: Su Anderson

Stephan Benson and Jeffrey Okyere make up RnB singing and dance act Misunderstood.

They held three sessions at Tendring Technology College’s Thorpe campus encouraging year seven, eight and nine pupils to stay safe while surfing the web.

As well as performing they got some of the students to dance with them on stage.

Gail Lewis, senior assistant principal at the school, said: “It was electric, you could really feel the energy from the extremely vibrant dancing.

Stephan Benson from Britain's Got Talent semi-finalist Misunderstood performed at Tendring Technolog

Stephan Benson from Britain's Got Talent semi-finalist Misunderstood performed at Tendring Technology College - Credit: Su Anderson


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“The children were amazed by their ability and agility.

“Behind this was a really strong message about internet safety, from not sharing information online to not meeting strangers, and cyber bullying.

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“There was a lot of audience participation, and some of the students dancing on the stage with them were some of the quieter ones who I have never seen dance like that before.”

Benson and Okyere, both graduates of the Brit School of Dance met as part of dance troupe Myztikal which reached the semi-finals of popular ITV show Britain’s Got Talent.

They were the opening act when hit group Boyz II Men performed at the 02 London.

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