“It’s not really him is it? Does he just look like him or is he actually him?” were the words once considered by a Group Leader following a live performance by Lil Kross during one of our Friday night discos.
Lil Kross is a musical artist, rapper, singer and producer, also known as House Tutor and Teacher Armand. Joining Buckswood Overseas Summer School in 2018, Armand immediately revolutionised the house performance during morning room inspections and what were once simple songs with a bit of hand clapping and jumping on the spot became full on original compositions with professionally produced backing tracks, catchy lyrics, catchier catchphrases and slick choreographies.
Armand and his students were Rowling House and everybody wanted to be Rowling House. They had “the sauce” (sauce is used to describe someone who has a style, confidence and attraction about them. Usually someone who is well-dressed, fashionable, and has an aura about them) and liked to constantly remind their schoolmates of this by throwing (and then picking up) sachets of ketchup, brown sauce, mayonnaise and mustard all over the place.
It wasn’t long before other houses attempted to adopt the new style of performance but the truth be told, they just didn’t have the sauce and Armand summed it up one Friday morning, before Rowling’s performance in the weekly house “face-off”, when he announced, “you can imitate us, but you will never be us.”
The respect, the confidence, the motivation, the enthusiasm, the drive, the discipline and the consideration that Armand instils in his students is admirable. A lyric once used in a Rowling House song was “brothers and soldiers,” and together they would go to the end of the earth to win house points, even at one point volunteering at the stables to clear the horse muck away. It was rare to see a Rowling House student without a broom, a cloth or a bin bag in their hand, doing whatever they could to keep our campus clean and tidy, not because they had to, but because they wanted to.
In this episode of BOSS TV, we took a different approach and rather than asking the questions our self, we decided to let our students pose the questions and let Lil Kross answer them as we took a stroll around Paris.
BOSS TV is a weekly show about all things Buckswood Overseas Summer School (BOSS) featuring chats, interviews, advice and tips for those who have been to BOSS, for those who are thinking about coming to BOSS, for friends and family of BOSS Legends and for those who are simply curious about BOSS.
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