Students and members of staff at Tadcaster Grammar School have released a version of Pharrell Williams’ hit single ‘Happy’ to raise money for Children in Need.
The video has already had more than 9,000 views on Youtube, and you can watch it above.
English teacher Adam Dawson masterminded the venture and is not only urging everyone to help make the song a chart success.
“Share it, tweet it, like it, even, dare I say, talk about it and let’s put TGS in the national spotlight once again,” said Mr Dawson.
In 2012, Mr Dawson hit the headlines and attracted national media attention with Tad Gram Style, a parody on the worldwide sensation Gangnam Style and he is hoping to repeat and better that success.
Mr Dawson wants Happyto make it into the UK music charts, but explains that 2,000 sales through iTunes or other digital sites are needed to make this happen.
He also hopes to exceed the quarter of a million hits on YouTube and the £5,000 total achieved for Children in Need in 2012.
The video includes performances from local celebrities including presenters from BBC Radio York, players and directors from Tadcaster Albion Football Club, police officers and children from Tadcaster primary schools and ends with an aerial shot of students spelling out the words ‘Happy’ in their House colours.
“Thanks to everyone for helping me to make this happen with a special thanks to Steve Blaylock who operated the phantom quadcopter to achieve the amazing ‘Happy’ from the air at the end of the video,” said Mr Dawson.
Buy the single at https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/happy-single/id930014023?uo=4