Gangnam Style spoof: Tadcaster Grammar School introduces 'Tad-gram style'
- 16 November 2012
- From the section Home
You may have heard of the number one hit Gangnam Style, but how about the internet sensation Tad Gram Style?
One day it was a normal day in our Yorkshire school, the next we had multiple newspapers, including The Sun, reporting on the now ever-growing popular parody that shows what lengths an English teacher will go to for Children in Need!
Tad Gram Style, made in Tadcaster Grammar School, is a witty parody of Psy's hit song, and the Yorkshire-adapted lyrics have proved extremely popular to students, teachers, parents and fellow Yorkshiremen everywhere.
With various scenes from Tadcaster, including Tad Kebab, it is a taste of the town for everyone to enjoy. Currently it has almost 125,000 hits on YouTube, and has raised more than £2,000 on the Just Giving website.
We have also made £1,000 from selling "I've got Tad Gram Style" badges with the iconic Pudsey bear printed on them.
We've had lots of attention from other media outlets too.
Adam Dawson, the English teacher who created the video, has been interviewed on Look North, The Press, The Sun and Radio York.
Minster FM has invited some school members to turn on the Christmas Lights in Coppergate, York. Adam Dawson has also been asked to appear live from Rotherham on the Children In Need Show.
Mr Dawson said: "[The video's] success is a testament to the generosity of students, parents and staff. Absolutely amazing!"
But how did the students react to this unsuspected success?
"I think it's really good that Mr Dawson has done it for a great cause," explained Jesse, a student at Tadcaster Grammar School.
"It has made all teachers and students very happy and charitable."