A UK High School Head Teacher has become ‘An Internet Sensation’ with over 109,000 hits in one week for his Gangnam Style YouTube Parody; The story has been covered by ITV1 and the film has been tweeted by Piers Morgan, Kerry Katona & Mr Belding

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PUPILS at Penketh High School in Warrington had a huge surprise in their leavers assembly as they witnessed a shot-by-shot recreation of the YouTube hit video ‘Gangnam Style’ starring their Head Teacher and subject teachers!

“I have been astonished by the reaction to the film, never in a million years did I expect so much attention! It is fantastic for the school and it’s a great memory for me on a personal level too”. Mr Hughes, Head Teacher

Warrington based Penketh High School’s parody of Gangnam Style features over 50 teachers who have given up their own time before and after school to create the film as a celebration of the school’s success over the past twelve months.

Head Teacher, Mr Jeff Hughes, who retires at the end of the academic year, promised in December that if students hit their targets he would perform the famous dance. He now feels as though he has become a local celebrity over night. He has appeared on ITV’s Daybreak live, local Granada news and several radio stations. He said, “This has been a fantastic year for the school. Thanks to the hard work of the staff and students, we are now amongst the top 10% of improving schools in the country and this will be our best ever year in terms of exam results. I promised the students that if they hit all of their targets I would dance Gangnam Style and here we are!”

“I have been astonished by the reaction to the film, never in a million years did I expect so much attention! It is fantastic for the school and it’s a great memory for me on a personal level too”.

Penketh is a national leader in media and visual arts. The school has produced feature films that have been released in Odeon cinemas.

Please contact the Media Development Leader Jonathon Kay on jkay(at)penketh(dot)warrington(dot)sch(dot)uk or call 07711 047852 for more information.

See the film at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntkjTbUG_QE

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