VietNamNet Bridge – School years throughout Viet Nam usually start with dry sermons by school principals and sombre school songs. Viet Duc High School in Ha Noi — File photo But at Viet Duc High School in Ha Noi, the principal is moving to quite a different drumbeat – hip hop. For teachers and students of Viet Duc High School, this year’s opening ceremony will be an unforgettable memory, as they enjoyed a hip-hop dance and beat-boxing performed by principal Nguyen Quoc Binh. The image of the principal dancing to a hip-hop beat has energised the educational atmosphere, making the ceremony an even more festive day for students. With the hip-hop dancing and beat-boxing, everything around the school seems more exciting, and beautiful smiles lit up students’ and teachers’ faces. Many students expressed their pride to be a member of the Viet Duc High School and happiness to have such a stylish principal. Binh’s performance was even more surprising as he is not a young teacher and will retire next year. Why was he ready to shed his strict appearance to entertain the young people? Binh said that during his career, he tried a lot to change his thinking about students so that they could understand each other better. Students change continuously year to year, and even during the school year. If teacher did not catch up with their thinking, his teaching would suffer, he said. “I always hope that I and my students are closer, friendlier and more equal….