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Watch: No stopping school's P7 leavers after Queen tribute

Jonathan Bell

By Jonathan Bell

A Northern Ireland school pulled out all the stops to bid its leaving P7 class a fond farewell.

In a tradition of recent years pupils and teachers at Earlview Primary School in Newtownabbey put together a musical send-off - and the result was out of this world.

The entire school, from the principal, to the office staff, building supervisor, the teachers and of course the children all took on Queen's Don't Stop Me Now for their own video.

Future stars in the making perform on the piece and - with the help of a green screen - were transported to various locations and into a range of activities for the fun-filled compilation.

For their final day the whole school performed a guard of honour, held a party and presented the P7s each with their own DVD of the piece.

"It's a big milestone for the kids leaving primary school, it's the best days of your life" said P7 teacher Joanne Darrah.

"It is shows the kids how much they are loved and valued and will be missed.

"And this will be something they can keep with them for the rest of their life."

She continued: "It is all organised by Ms McConkey and it takes around two months to put together.

"It's our 40th anniversary year and we wanted something up tempo and said, we've given so much and have lots more to offer, and when we thought of Queen and Don't Stop Me Now. It just worked - and the kids loved the idea and got right on board with it.

"They made it happen and they are all stars."

Today we said an emotional goodbye to our primary seven pupils. To display how much we love them and will miss them the...

Posted by Earlview Primary School and Nursery, New Mossley, Newtownabbey on Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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