Flakefleet Primary School dared to dream of being the Christmas No. 1 – Headteacher Interview

This December has been a big one at Flakefleet Primary School where, hot on the heals of winning the UK Happiest School Award, the seed of a dream was sewn in an assembly.  That seed has now become a full-on raging express train of a mission to do the seemingly impossible: To be No. 1 this Christmas 2018 with their single ‘Light Up’ with all proceeds going to Alzheimer’s UK.

As part of our School in the Fast Lane Podcast, we wanted to share the power of what can happen when a community gets heart and soul engaged in a common goal using social media, particularly Facebook, as a platform. 

John Bidder (Blippit Social founder whose services support Flakefleet) interviewed Dave McPartlin (Headteacher) in early December 2018 about the part played by social media in this school community-wide mission that also raises money for Alzheimer’s.

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Along the way Flakefleet has managed to gain local and national celebrity endorsements from far a wide generating press, tweets, videos and photos. Who couldn’t support a cause like Azheimer’s? 

Pre-order ‘Light Up’ for 59p today!
Official Release Date 14th Dec 2018
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Silver fox Philip Schofield doing his bit for Alzheimer’s and the #daretodream Chrismas No. 1
Daring to dream!
https://www.facebook.com/flakefleet/videos/1955317947894612/
Sir Chris Hoy gets behind the dare to dream mission!
Bobby Ball joins the #daretodreamcampaign

Over the moon to have the full support and backing of the one and only Bobby Ball and his lovely wife! They are two of the nicest people I have ever met and thrilled to have them on board!

Posted by Flakefleet Primary School for Christmas No.1 on Sunday, 2 December 2018
LEGEND Bobby Ball gets behind the dare to dream mission!
Press coverage on Flakefleet’s bid for No. 1 in 2018
Watch the ‘Light Up’ video

ALL PHOTOGRAPHS IN THIS ARTICLE ARE COPYRIGHT FLAKEFLEET PRIMARY SCHOOL 2018 AND ARE USED WITH PERMISSION. 

School in the fast lane – a new podcast series

In this new series we’ve called ‘School in the fast lane’, Blippit Social’s John Bidder talks about the reality for schools of being in the fast lane & having the mindset/tools to engage with parents through social media.

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Here’s Chapter 1