IT WAS a media studies lesson with a difference when singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor dropped by today (Tues).
The pop queen - famous for hits such as Murder on the Dance Floor and Take Me Home - spoke to six formers and year 11 students at Loxford School of Science and Technology, Loxford Lane, Ilford, about her rise to stardom.
It was thanks to the good contacts of a school teacher that the singer was able to lend her expertise.
Jason McKay, head of media studies, knows Sophie and asked her to help the children with their pop music projects.
"It was really interesting and fun," said 16-year-old Pooja Kaur.
For more on this story, see Thursday's Ilford Recorder.