April 7, 2020 5.31 pm This story is over 48 months old

Lincoln village school goes viral again with uplifting McFly video

Others schools have recorded videos too

Staff at a village school near Lincoln have created a video to keep pupils, parents and families smiling during the coronavirus crisis, which is already going viral.

Miss Naomi Burr, who is a teaching assistant at Witham St. Hughs Academy, created the video to the tune of McFly’s track ‘Love Is On The Radio’, with staff filming themselves dancing and holding up messages for the children. It was uploaded on Tuesday and is already proving a big hit.

If you have problems watching the video, click here.

Naomi told The Lincolnite that the response from parents has already been overwhelming as the staff look to keep people smiling at such an uncertain time.

She said: “We knew it would be popular with the children. They love being surprised with our staff videos in school, so we thought this would be a really good way for us to stay connected even if we have to be distance from them.

“We are really grateful to McFly’s management team (Happy Entertainment) who have worked behind the scenes to allow us to use their song on Facebook.

“We would love for the video to be shared far and wide to spread the ‘keep smiling’ message. We all need to stay as positive as we can for the children at this time.”

This isn’t the first time the school has gone viral with a video. A surprise flashmob of around 375 children gathered to give their former headteacher Amanda Griffiths a fitting send off last summer.

Meanwhile, Saint Lawrence CE Primary School in Skellingthorpe produced a ‘love from the staff’ video last week, which was viewed by over 4,800 people – click here to view the video.

It isn’t just schools trying to lift spirits as St Clare’s Care Home in Lincoln has been doing singing and dancing every afternoon for its residents.