Staff at St Anne's Catholic School in Southampton perform Pharrell William's Happy on YouTube

Teachers' Happy video to say goodbye to school leavers

Staff at St Anne’s Catholic School who did a spoof video of the hit Happy by Pharrell Williams

Teachers' Happy video to say goodbye to school leavers

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USING the Pharrell William’s song Happy staff from the PE department to the front office at St Anne’s Catholic School sang and danced their goodbyes to the Year 11 leavers.

According to deputy head teacher James Rouse, who stars in the video, there were tears shed along with many laughs as each tutor recalled their favourite moments over the past five years with their tutor groups.

It was then they were surprised with the video of staff dancing and miming to the number one song which has sold over 1.3 million copies worldwide as part of their leavers assembly.

Head teacher Lyn Bourne said: “Just to make clear, we’re not happy they’re going.”

“Rather, we’re celebrating their upcoming success in this summer’s exams and looking forward to welcoming them back to our sixth form this September, along with other 16 year olds from across the city.

“We know they’re happy to have finished their exams and we share that feeling.

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They have all worked really hard in the run up to, and during, the exam period and deserve a good break.”

The pupils were led in a prayer by the head before the musical theme continued as they were serenaded by one of the school choirs.

The video has become an online hit with more than 6,000 views registered after just two days of being posted.

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1:00pm Fri 4 Jul 14

beesdee says...

How ironic that a story by an education reporter about a school is punctuated incorrectly! I think that's the norm actually.
'Using the Pharrell William’s song...' 
How ironic that a story by an education reporter about a school is punctuated incorrectly! I think that's the norm actually. 'Using the Pharrell William’s song...'  beesdee
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10:24am Sat 5 Jul 14

Kirsty666 says...

beesdee wrote:
How ironic that a story by an education reporter about a school is punctuated incorrectly! I think that's the norm actually.
'Using the Pharrell William’s song...' 
It's correct for the Daily Echo to be punctually wrong
[quote][p][bold]beesdee[/bold] wrote: How ironic that a story by an education reporter about a school is punctuated incorrectly! I think that's the norm actually. 'Using the Pharrell William’s song...' [/p][/quote]It's correct for the Daily Echo to be punctually wrong Kirsty666
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11:16am Sat 5 Jul 14

SotonGreen says...

The days when a journalist needed an English competence are sadly long gone. As are the days when you needed to understand the background of your story.

Now it is just about your hacking skills, brown paper envelopes full of cash and churning out a line in drivel on time and whack it through a spellcheck if you can be bothered. Sad days !
The days when a journalist needed an English competence are sadly long gone. As are the days when you needed to understand the background of your story. Now it is just about your hacking skills, brown paper envelopes full of cash and churning out a line in drivel on time and whack it through a spellcheck if you can be bothered. Sad days ! SotonGreen
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3:23pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Reality-man says...

The grammar police are out in force today I see. You need to get out more people. Or maybe take up journalism as you are all such experts! zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
The grammar police are out in force today I see. You need to get out more people. Or maybe take up journalism as you are all such experts! zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Reality-man
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8:35am Sun 6 Jul 14

Mum2six says...

Must be something in the air !
Regents park community college teachers did exactly the same thing for the kids which was played at their leavers assembly .
Must be something in the air ! Regents park community college teachers did exactly the same thing for the kids which was played at their leavers assembly . Mum2six
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