The Perse School

Perse Lip Sync Battle proves to be a big hit for charity

28 Feb 2018

The Spice Girls, Beyonce and the Backstreet Boys were among the stars given a Perse makeover at the School’s Charity Lip Sync Battle.

Students and teaching staff took to the stage to dress up and sing along to hits from big name musical acts to raise more than £700 for teenage mental health charity Stem4.

Members of the maths department kicked off the entertainment by re-imagining S Club 7’s Reach For The Stars as Reach For The Sums under the guise of Maths Club 7.

Head of Sixth Form Richard Morgan became a member of 1980s Norwegian pop group A-Ha for the evening before going solo for a rendition of Ireland’s Call – the song used as a national anthem by the Ireland rugby team – while dressed as a leprechaun.

The Senior Prefects reprised their dance routine from the recent Perse Charity Cabaret, while the principal stars of the Perse Players’ production of Billy Elliot The Musical gave a sneak preview of the show, which takes place from 22 to 24 March, with a performance of Expressing Yourself.

Staff from the biology department rounded off the event by hilariously transforming themselves into the Spice Girls.

Maths teacher Lilian Blaxill, who organised the Lip Sync Battle with her Sixth Form class, was thrilled with how the show had gone and the sum raised.

She said: “For the most part it wasn’t a showcase of musical ability, but what I loved was how it embodied that Perse spirit of just doing it.

“Some pupils were quite nervous, but they all came off stage having really enjoyed it. There was such a positive atmosphere and the audience was very supportive and enthusiastic.”

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