Video: North Walsham High School teachers notch up thousands of views with rendition of Band Aid single

North Walsham High School Band Aid 2014

North Walsham High School Band Aid 2014 - Credit: Archant

They may not be Emeli Sande, Sting or One Direction, but teachers at a North Walsham High School have notched up thousands of online views for their rendition of this year's Band Aid single.

Staff gave up their break time to sing Do They Know It's Christmas? to raise money for the charity and to give students an extra festive present.

They were recorded singing in the school's music room, in Santa hats and dancing to the popular tune.

Music teacher Lara Leuw-Gardner recorded the song on her mobile phone and laptop, and said it was aimed to be a bit of fun.

'It is not meant to be taken seriously,' she added. 'It is certainly unexpected that so many people have seen the video.'

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Featuring in the footage was school headteacher Caroline Brooker, who was singing behind her desk.

She said: 'It is a bit of Christmas fun. We have a regular performance assembly when we ask children to get up and do things and we thought it would be nice for us teachers to do something. We like to do our bit.

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'Although we might not quite have the range of singing talent at our disposal that Bob Geldof had, we certainly had a great deal of enthusiasm, and the result is just over three minutes of gold – although whether it's musical gold or comedy gold is up for debate.'

The video has been posted on YouTube, and has so far reached more than 3,000 views.

It was also shown in school assemblies in the run up to the end of term. Comments on YouTube read: 'This is incredible! I would actually donate for this unlike the Geldof song! Took guts, and I'm proud to be NWHS Alum.'

Viewers of the video are invited to click through to the BandAid30 website to make a donation, which will be used to help in the fight against Ebola in west Africa.

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