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Wrestle-mania at King’s Lynn school

Two teachers from the King's Lynn Academy took part in an end-of-term wrestling match with pro wrestlers Jimmy Starr and Furio. History teacher Aaron Blows fought as 'The Hurricane' and Design Technology teacher Paul Aldous entered the ring as 'El Techo'. ANL-140723-162625009

Two teachers from the King's Lynn Academy took part in an end-of-term wrestling match with pro wrestlers Jimmy Starr and Furio. History teacher Aaron Blows fought as 'The Hurricane' and Design Technology teacher Paul Aldous entered the ring as 'El Techo'. ANL-140723-162625009

Pupils at King’s Lynn Academy had a real end-of-term treat to grapple with when two of their teachers took part in a wrestling match.

The wrestling match in the school hall on the final day on Wednesday was kept a complete secret from pupils and nearly all the staff.

So they were amazed when head of design and technology Paul Aldous and history teacher Aaron Blows got in the ring.

Indeed, many pupils did not realise it was Mr Aldous until the end, when defeated his mask was ripped off.

Mr Aldous, fighting as El Techo, and Mr Blows, who fought as Hurricane Blows, had been training secretly with Falling Starr Wrestling for two months for the big day.

Academy principal Craig Morrison said the idea started when professional wrestler Jimmy Starr approached the school to hire the gym for wrestling classes.

He said: “This year one of the topics studied is heroes and villains, looking at different characters from history. We were debating that and because everybody has been so good this year and worked really hard, we thought we’d give the students a treat.”

El Techo was cast as the “baddie” with Hurricane Blows the victorious winner.

The whole school watched the contest in a full-size wrestling wring set up by Mr Starr and his team the night before.

Mr Morrison said: “Only four peope in the whole school knew it was going to happen.

“The kids would have gone wild when they saw it was going to be a wrestling match but when they realised it was teachers coming down it was just amazing.”

 
 
 

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