Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Teeraphong Meesat, 29, known as teacher Bally walks to classroom prior to the start of his English class at the Prasartratprachakit School in Ratchaburi Province, Thailand, July 10, 2019. Picture taken July 10, 2019. Thai English teacher Theeraphong Meesat has a unique way of boosting his students' confidence in class and making sure they loosen up - by wearing outrageous outfits and makeup. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Teeraphong Meesat, 29, known as teacher Bally applies make up before his English class at the Prasartratprachakit School in Ratchaburi Province, Thailand, July 10, 2019. Picture taken July 10, 2019. Theeraphong, 29, struts into his classroom at the Prasartratprachakit School in Ratchaburi province in a grey wig that resembles Lisa from the popular K-pop band Blackpink and eyelashes made from a feather duster. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Teeraphong Meesat, 29, known as teacher Bally applies make up before his English class at the Prasartratprachakit School in Ratchaburi Province, Thailand, July 10, 2019. Picture taken July 10, 2019. Theeraphong, also known as "Bally", said many students used to dislike learning English because they were embarrassed by making mistakes. His stunts help break down the barrier, he said. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha.

Teeraphong Meesat, 29, known as teacher Bally teaches English in a classroom at the Prasartratprachakit School in Ratchaburi Province, Thailand, July 10, 2019. Picture taken July 10, 2019. "Some students were scared... But now they are more curious and eager to learn what is going to happen in class," Theeraphong said. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Teeraphong Meesat, 29, known as teacher Bally teaches English in a classroom at the Prasartratprachakit School in Ratchaburi Province, Thailand, July 10, 2019. Picture taken July 10, 2019. Many of his students said classes were less boring. "Bally will ask questions in class and encourage students to be confident," said Metas Wiriyakitkaset, 15. "It's really fun." REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Students take a selfie with Teeraphong Meesat, 29, known as teacher Bally after an English class at the Prasartratprachakit school in Ratchaburi Province, Thailand, July 10, 2019. Picture taken July 10, 2019. Thai English teacher Theeraphong Meesat has a unique way of boosting his students' confidence in class and making sure they loosen up - by wearing outrageous outfits and makeup. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha