I came across this sometime last week in the metro newspaper.
Although it appears as some kind of boot camp for mascots in this article, i was able to find a longer version on the telegraphs website here. Despite the subtle lack seriousness on behalf of the reporting side, the element of intent from the school shows. The human as puppet is something i am intrigued by purely because of my own lack of physical skill. As the video shows on the telegraph site, the simple gestures and movements are suitable for their audience. The lad talking doesn't say what it is that he's learned/gained since he arrived, which is a shame, but i will keep hunting for specific information.