Downham Market Academy staff perform Bonnie Tyler’s hit ‘I need a hero’ for leavers video

Downham Market Avademy Year 11 leavers video

Downham Market Avademy Year 11 leavers video - Credit: Archant

The fun farewell features the hit from the 80s movie Footloose and was unveilled at the Year 11 leavers prom on Friday night.

It has already been seen almost 4,000 times on YouTube since being posted online - their effort last year with Queen's 'Don't Stop Me Now' has had more than 22,000 views worldwide.

Ian Gooda, the school's Head of Media, said: 'I think making these videos makes the staff-student relationship less formal, particularly after the students have finished a stressful time with their exams.

'It also adds something more to the school experience that doesn't just limit them to what happens on results day.'

Their latest video follows a heroes and villains concept with various events through the school and cumulates with the James Bond character rescuing the hostage.

Those involved include: Mr Gooda, producer; Sam Lance, director; Lois Nash, production assistant; Tia Norton, makeup artist; Jamie Robinson and Charlie Green, lighting.

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