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Bourne teachers’ music video goes viral

By Matt Hancock

Schools’ out for summer and staff at Bourne Academy have proved they’re game for a laugh by making a video of themselves miming and dancing along to songs including Michael Jackson’s Thriller which has gone viral.

The five-minute reel called the Bourne Academy Megamix 2K16 was posted on the school’s Facebook page on its last day of term yesterday and has amassed 62,000 views and 1,200 shares already.

Bourne Academy staff re-enact Bohemian Rhapsody ANL-160721-174015001
Bourne Academy staff re-enact Bohemian Rhapsody ANL-160721-174015001

The video, which features teachers – including principal Laurence Reilly – starts with four members of staff dressed in lab coats and goggles re-enacting the infamous opening sequences of Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, which is followed by another clip of a large group in the school grounds dancing in formation to Thriller.

Other songs featured include 500 miles by The Proclaimers, MC Hammer’s U Can’t Touch This, Barbie Girl by Aqua, Reach by S Club 7 as well as the Macarena, accompanied by a clip of staff dancing along on the tables.

One of the final sequences shows a teacher riding a unicycle through the grounds only to take a fall with I Believe I Can Fly by R Kelly as the backing track.

A note at the ends adds that ‘Mr Spires was not harmed in the making of this video’.

Facebook commenter Demi Matthews wrote: “This video makes my day!” while Sheila Cooke added: “None of the teacher’s would have done this in my day, absolutely brilliant. Chris Kettle brilliant as ever lol.”

Rupert W Gibson wrote: “So nice to see teachers enjoy themselves! Have a great summer.” And Kat Kapow added: “This makes me miss life at Bourne Academy so much!!”

Many others were trying to pick out the staff members they recognised.


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