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Pupils from Mortimer Community College in South Shields have had the chance to see their teachers like they’ve never seen them before last week.
As the coronavirus crisis continues members of staff decided to boost morale among students and their families by creating a comical lip syncing video.
The compilation shows staff miming the words to Bill Withers’ Lean on Me and Queens’ classic I Want to Break Free while self-isolating in their own homes.
Some recorded themselves miming into their hair brushes and dancing with toilet rolls, with others in full fancy dress.
Members of staff can be seen splashing around in paddling pools, with their pets and pretending to belt out ‘I want to break free’ while in trapped in makeshift cages and tied up in rope.
The video - which has been viewed more than 13,000 times on the school’s Facebook page since it was shared on Wednesday, April 22 - has had an incredible response with present and former pupils and their families.
Many members of the school community have commented that it put a smile on their face and thanked the staff for their ‘amazing’ efforts.
Deputy head, Joanne Thornton said the video was a way for staff to stay connected with pupils and praised the ‘fabulous’ response of Mortimer Community College staff.
She commented: “I thought it would be a nice way for staff to stay in touch with our students and families as we are all thinking of them at this difficult time. The response from staff was fabulous, as it always is.”
Headteacher Simon Hignett said: “In these difficult times, it is important that we all follow the rules and keep to the advice that is being given by the government. We will get through this if we stick together and follow the social distancing protocols.
“Hopefully the lip sync will bring a smile to the students, families and community of Mortimer in what are very challenging times for all.”