TEACHERS and staff held a surprise performance for a group of Year 11’s at their leavers prom.

Staff from Richmond School and Sixth Form College in North Yorkshire, spent weeks planning their interpretation of The Greatest Showman, behind-the-scenes and without any of the students knowing.

The video which captured the 200 Year 11 students

At the prom, and in front of more than 200 Year 11's, staff dressed in various outfits, jumped into action to perform their rendition of the musical.

The performance was filmed and then uploaded to YouTube.

Lead learning manager Sam Weston, who directed the video said: "Staff have put a huge amount of hard work into the video, practising in their own time to perfect the routines.

"Their dedication has been amazing and shows how much they respect and value the students to make their last few hours at Richmond School unforgettable."

Most of the performance was pre-filmed, but the 'cast' sprung into action for the final scene.

In the days running up to the performance, staff had to wait until the school had closed to film some of the pre-filmed scenes.

German teacher Fiona Dutton, who took part in the performance, said: "I thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the leavers' video.

"This year, it was made even more special with the live performance on Prom night and it was wonderful seeing the great reaction of the students and for them to be part of their own video."

School headteacher Jenna Potter said she had "never heard" of a school pulling off a video with a live performance.

She said: "The Prom was a superb, celebratory evening for our students and the staff were honoured to make it even more special for them.

"I have never heard of a school including live footage of the Prom within a leavers' video, it was a fabulous yet risky undertaking, but the result was incredible and I am so proud of everyone for pulling it off in such style."