Bedford schoolboys' charity single proves a hairy task to put together during lockdown

But students manage to give 70s disco classic makeover for Movember

Monday, 30th November 2020, 4:43 pm
Updated Monday, 30th November 2020, 4:57 pm

Boys from Bedford School have transformed a 70s disco smash into an ode to growing a moustache - to raise awareness of mens’ health and mental wellbeing - WATCH BELOW.

The group of around 80 upper sixth form students, known as the MoBros, took part in Movember, setting up a host of activities and sporting challenges for the school.

The national campaign to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and male suicide, runs through November - and has become an annual tradition at the school, with hundreds of boys and staff doing their bit for the cause every year.

Last year the MoBros gave the lyrics to Drake’s chart-topping hit God’s Plan a hairy makeover, renaming it My Tash for their unique fundraising music video.

And this year they have taken on the 1977 disco classic Staying Alive by the Bee Gees – again rewriting the lyrics.

Despite writing and recording the song in the middle of a national lockdown, the MoBros managed to get more students involved in the video than ever before.

Upper sixth former Tom Allen, who wrote the lyrics for the song, said: “With the Covid-19 regulations it just took a lot of time to organise - finding out when people could record, fitting around them and working in smaller groups to record different sections.

Just some of the 80 upper sixth form students, known as the MoBros

“This year we had the most people singing the song we have ever had, so that’s just amazing.”

Music video director and pupil at the school, Edward Mathew-Jones, said he had loved being part of the project.

He said: “It has been a challenge so far. We have 80 boys in total in the video. Getting them all to listen and be in the right place is pretty tricky. It has been really fun but a busy two weeks.”

The MoBros also organised a raft of sporting challenges for Movember, including dodge ball and Aussie rules football games.

Just some of the 80 upper sixth form students, known as the MoBros

You can donate to Movember here