A music star has recognised a group of north-east teachers and pupils who performed a flash mob to his song.
Singing supremo George Ezra retweeted a video of the group from Portlethen Primary, adding a row of love hearts to show his appreciation.
The group of teachers and P7 pupils, led by P1/2 teacher Meg Connon, performed George’s song Shotgun in Makaton, a language that uses hand signals and vocal noises to communicate and can be used by people with learning difficulties, children or adults who struggle with communication or even kids learning how to speak.
Meg, who is fluent in Makaton, teaches youngsters how to use it and taught youngsters the song. She gathered a group of teachers to learn it, so they could perform it for the younger pupils.
The performance was recorded and uploaded to YouTube, where the teacher says it has had more than 21,000 views.
Megan said: “There was a squeal of delight in the staff room from about three or four of us when that happened.
“We were really pleased. I couldn’t believe how quickly our views shot up on YouTube and Twitter.
“The comments have been very nice, which was a really positive thing.”
Meg’s goal for the video was to raise awareness of Makaton and how useful it can be. She said: “That’s been the aim all along, to give people that knowledge.”
The video has also opened other avenues for collaboration for the school, with an invitation coming from nearby Portlethen Academy to perform on their annual festive song.
Meg and the team have been asked to perform a verse of a song – which is yet to be revealed – in Makaton.
Meg said: “There’s already signs it’s having an impact but I can’t talk about it because that may ruin the surprise for the academy kids.”