Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Pupil 'Revolution' at Clegg's Old School

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Pupil 'Revolution' at Clegg's Old School

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Byline: Anna Davis Education Correspondent

PUPILS at Nick Clegg's old school sang Hey Jude during prayers and staged a water fight in a Facebookorganised end-of-term rebellion. Students at the [pounds sterling]23,000-a-year Westminster School refused to sing Deus Misereatur during Latin prayers and instead gave a rousing rendition of the Beatles classic.

Up to 80 were said to have staged the water fight in the school yard, leading to 12 being sent home. One pupil said: "It was great. Everyone in the hall kept marvellously straight faces. We had been told the headmaster would say, 'Turn to page 52 of the school almanac,' and the organist would begin playing. At the point where we were supposed to come in and sing the psalm, everyone roared 'Hey Jude' and sang along."

A total of 496 pupils were notified about the revolt, on April 25, via a Facebook group called "Hai Jude". It told students that when the song finished they were to "resume the Latin prayer as if nothing has happened . …

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