Honiton school leavers' video goes viral

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A video featuring Devon school teachers dancing behind unsuspecting students has become an internet hit.

Teachers at Honiton Community College wanted to offer their Year 11 pupils a unique leaving gift.

The students, who thought they were being interviewed for an advice video for new pupils, were unaware of the stunt until they saw the film.

The video montage has so far attracted more than 26,000 viewings on YouTube.

Rob Robson, head of Year 11, said: "The pupils thought they were answering questions about the best and worst things at Honiton.

"We wanted to reverse the usual student pranks. They're a fantastic bunch with a great sense of humour. We didn't think it would look that good at the end of it."

Daryl Young, one of the students who took part, said: "A few of us had stayed up the night before, trying to decide what advice to give.

"We didn't know what was going on behind us at first. Then the camera man started laughing, but I didn't have a clue.

"We saw it for the first time in assembly. Everyone was really shocked. Our head of year and staff were laughing.

"I give them a lot of respect. I didn't think the teachers had that sort of sense of humour. I didn't know they had it in them."

Mr Robson said: "Some of the comments have not been complimentary about our dancing, but then what do you expect teachers to dance like.

"We were making it up on the spot."

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