Perse students and staff make a song and dance of Charity Lip Sync Battle
17 Jan 2020
From Britney Spears to Billie Eilish, pop legends were given a Perse slant in the annual Charity Lip Sync Battle.
Students and teachers had stars in their eyes as they dressed up and performed along to songs by top musical stars to help raise just over £1,000 for teenage mental health charity Stem4.
Sixth Form tutors set the tone for the event with their hilarious Hawaiian-shirted take on the Koukou Move dance routine, while Sixth Form tutor groups took on everyone from Elton John and Katy Perry to rapper 50 Cent and the von Trapp family from The Sound of Music!
The Perse rugby 1st XV brought the house down with their performance of Weather Girls classic It’s Raining Men, while the Senior Prefects provided plenty of laughs with their entertaining song and dance routine.
Members of the sport department gave a mirthful makeover to The Greatest Showman and maths staff stepped into the Time Warp with their rendition of the Rocky Horror Show anthem, while Head of Design & Technology Keith Wilkin transformed into Freddie Mercury.
The prize for most innovative performance went to the A level politics students as they donned the masks of politicians for their satirical take on Billie Eilish hit Bad Guy, while the ‘horrifyingly good’ award went to tutor group 6LJB as they got the whole audience involved in their version of The Proclaimers’ I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles).
However, the DT department took the honours for best performance as they went back to the disco era for their interpretation of Boney M track Daddy Cool.
Maths teacher Lilian Blaxill, who helped organise the Lip Sync Battle, was delighted with how the event had gone.
She said: “It was really good fun. The students were brilliant and I’d say it’s the best Lip Sync Battle we’ve ever had. We had a wonderful audience and everyone completely got on board with it.”