Perse ‘pop stars’ in Charity Lip Sync Battle

Students and staff gave a special twist to the biggest names in pop at the annual Perse Charity Lip Sync Battle.

Much entertainment was had by all as hilarious song and dance routines were performed to an appreciative audience, with the event raising £750 for teenage mental health charity Stem4.

History teacher Alex Courtney and Maria Awan (Upper Sixth) compered the show as Sixth Form tutors opened proceedings with their humorous Hawaiian-themed performance of Koukou Move.

From A-Ha’s eighties classic Take on Me to Taylor Swift’s 22 and a medley of tunes from the Shrek film series, Sixth Form tutor groups dazzled, while the girls’ 1st XI hockey team went back to the seventies as they performed disco favourite One Way Ticket.

The maths department provided a side-splitting spin on the musical Hairspray, while computer science staff donned Squid Game masks and outfits for a medley of hits, including Video Killed the Radio Star.

Jessie Zhang, Amy Long, Anouska Duggan and Horatia Duggan (all Upper Sixth) teamed up to claim the ‘most amusing’ prize with their high energy dance medley, while the 1st XI football team earned the ‘most horrifying’ award with their attempts at recreating famous goal celebrations.

However, the ‘most innovative’ accolade went to the Senior Prefects with their entertaining mix of music and dance.

Senior Tutor Lilian Blaxill, who helped organised the event said: “We were really pleased to raise a fantastic amount of money for a charity we are all mindful of the need to support. It was really nice to do something positive to that effect.

“There was a great deal of audience participation and a lot of clapping that was more in time than some of the dancing on stage!

“It also gave the students a nice break from their revision. Sometimes it’s important to do something fun or silly and this was certainly both!”


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