BRITAINS Got Talent dance due Twist and Pulse appeared at Selston Arts and Community College last week.
The pair who got to last year’s final, are currently touring the country with their performance and inspirational careers talk and stopped off at Selston to help students studying dance, drama, performing arts and BTEC sport.
Eight pupils were given the opportunity to get up on stage and learn some of their moves, as 200 pupils in the school hall watched.
The talented duo then moved in to another room where they did a question and answer session with performing arts pupils and offered them tips and advice about the industry.
Twist and Pulse, also known as Ashley Glazebrook and Glen Murphy, instantly earned the backing of the Britain’s Got Talent judges, including Amanda Holden who said she was ‘hugely impressed’ after their audition.
The street dancing pair give their hip hop routines a funny edge which went down a storm.
The celebrity visit was part of a reward scheme implemented at the college to encourage high standards and offer students advice on their chosen career paths.
Headteacher Di Stendall has been delighted at the results of the scheme.
“The students here are starting to realise and appreciate that Selston Arts and Community College is a good place to be,” she said.
“They are raising their game and this initiative is rewarding their input and contributions. Long may it continue.”
Teacher Gill Haslam who has co-ordinated many of the visits said: “In the past few months we’ve had Des Coleman and Flawless visit the college and we think it has been really productive.
“If the students continue to achieve and behave in a responsible manner the visits will keep coming.”
Flawless won Britain’s Got talent last year and visited the college at the beginning of this year.
Des Coleman is a BBC East Midlands Today news reader and does a lot of work with Eastwood Collieries Male Voice Choir.