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Watch: Lisburn's Pond Park school elf video proves huge festive hit

By Staff Reporter

More than 10,000 people have viewed a Northern Ireland school's funny festive video - starring their headmaster as an elf - in just two days.

The video, by Pond Park Primary School in Lisburn is based on the hit movie Elf and is receiving a huge response

The video is Pond Park's annual 'Christmas card' to the school community past and present, and has become a popular feature of the school's seasonal productions.

This year's production features teachers, staff and pupils lip-syncing to a medley of Christmas favourites, as the Elf gets up to some naughty-but-nice tricks around the school.

This year's film was the brainchild of teacher Eric McCleery.

"It has been my plan to make a video based on Elf for years, but I could never find the costume," he said. "I managed to get my hands on one recently and knew that we had our video sorted for this year!

"The videos just take a couple of days to film, taking short clips of the children and staff lip synching to a Christmas song.

"The children are always very good at learning their lines and moves. The real work is in the editing and putting all the footage together to the song."

School principal and video star Geoffrey Cherry said: "The Christmas video has become a highlight of the school year which the staff, children and parents really look forward to. It is a credit to everyone involved to be committed to producing the video on top of Christmas productions and the day-to-day teaching."

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