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Downham Market school leavers’ video is no Mean (Girls) feat

Downham Market Academy staff have joined forces with a former pupil to create a video their leavers will never forget.

Featuring more than 50 members of staff, the film sees them reference the cult classic film Mean Girls while lip-syncing to Bon Jovi’s You Give Love A Bad Name.

Downham Market Academy Leavers Video 2018. Photo: Sam Lance. (2836605)
Downham Market Academy Leavers Video 2018. Photo: Sam Lance. (2836605)

Directed, filmed and edited by alumnus Sam Lance, who has just finished his second year studying media studies at Lincoln University, the video already has more than 4,000 views on YouTube, after being uploaded on Friday.

Head of film and media studies Ian Gooda, who has a starring role and produced the video, said: “We debuted the video in front of our year 11 students at prom on June 29, which is an annual tradition now.”

He said the video lets the youngsters see the staff with their hair down, and "copious amounts" of powdered paint.

This is the fourth year in a row that Sam and Ian have grouped together to produce a leavers' video – previous offerings including Queen's Don't Stop Me Now, Bonnie Tyler's Holding Out For A Hero, and the Rembrandts' I'll Be There For You, which referenced TV show Friends.

To watch the video, go to https://youtu.be/WvCQF2yi2zo.

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