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Thursday 31 July 2014

Happy days at Mercy school

Published 08/04/2014|05:42

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Wexford's Mercy Primary School in John's Road has gone viral - but it has nothing to do with an infectious disease.

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The school created a video of pupils and teachers dancing to the Pharrell Williams hit 'Happy' and uploaded it on YouTube on April Fool's Day. Within 24 hours, it had been viewed more than 2,500 times by people all over Wexford, Ireland and abroad.

Relatives, friends and past pupils of the school living around the world have watched the video.

The dance performance takes place in classrooms, in the school hall and garden and on the new astro-turf pitch.

Even visiting coaches, student teachers and the school crossing warden got in on the act.

The idea came from two teachers Sinead Hughes and Miriam Hill, who directed, produced, filmed and edited the video.

'The final result wouldn't look out of place on MTV,' said principal Pat Gately, who has a cameo role in the production.

'Everyone had great fun making it and it's something they will be able to look back on with fondness long after they have left the school,' he said.

Parents and principals in other schools have contacted the Mercy to say that watching the video brightened up their day.

To view the video type 'Mercy Wexford Happy' into Google, sit back, and enjoy.

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