Staff at Keswick School have recorded a special musical message for their students to show how much they have missed them since the lockdown.
The YouTube video, which has already recorded some 4,000 hits, was the brainchild of deputy head teachers, Tania Gibbin and Julie Railton.
Tania said: “We know we are a strong community as a school and wanted to do something which was inclusive for all. I am a massive Take That fan and thought that their song ‘Back for Good’ summed up how we felt in that we want our students to be back in school for good.”
Tania and Julie re-wrote the lyrics to fit the current circumstances and then enlisted some technical help from two other staff members, music teacher Rory McDonald and English teacher Marc Baillie, who linked the short videos to the music track.
Tania added: “We’re really proud of all the staff for contributing and giving up their time to do this, we also think the finished article is great and we hope our students like it and realise how much they mean to us.
“It has been a difficult time for everyone with some families facing really challenging circumstances; the video was a bit of fun which we hope made people smile.”
Originally the video was only available via the school website with parents, staff and Governors being sent the link with instructions how to access it. However, the YouTube video has since gone out via Facebook.
Tania added: “We have had a number of emails and messages from students, staff, parents and our Governors who have told us how much they enjoyed watching it.”