The Hip Hopification of Education

Student of Life is a dynamic creative arts company using Hip Hop culture to engage young people in education. Our aim is to inspire students to aspire higher by making learning fun and engaging.
Invite one of our inspirational rap artists to your school or college for a performance or to facilitate
brilliant rap and poetry workshops. We use proven strategies to put excitement into Literacy lessons, motivate young boys to read more, build up student’s confidence, empower teachers and liven up school assemblies, INSET days and conferences.

TEDx Youth Talk by BREIS

BREIS was invited to perform at a TEDxYouth event. The talk was entitled: “Think Big vs Fear of Failure,” two song titles from ‘Brilliant Rappers…”. Accompanied by producer – D’lux Beats. Over 400 students in Bath, stories of empowerment and encouragement; with music and dance. A great experience indeed.

Illegal Activity (Knowledge is Power)

This is a powerful short film directed by Sebastian Thiel, written by Najan Ward and Duane Llewellyn Palmer. You must watch it to the end! Then feel free to share it with your students. Let us know your thoughts.

Poetry Quest

Last week, BREIS and a class from Bonner Primary School were featured in the Evening Standard newspaper. A good look for Arts in education! The project ‘Poetry Quest’, was in conjunction with The Halfmoon Theatre and Children & the Arts. Four different Primary Schools in the Poplar area took part over a 2 – 3(…)

Embracing 2012

Every new year comes around and we’re filled with a new energy. We get that feeling that this is the year for us to accomplish our dreams and goals. A chance to do the impossible, to achieve the unthinkable, to take your potential to the next level and fulfil your destiny. That energy sometimes fizzles(…)


How do you encourage reading, especially in young boys? This is one of the questions we are frequently asked at Student of Life and a question the nation has been asking itself for years. Is it about parents, schools, or a lack of relevant or cultural material from authors? It might be that we’re asking(…)