Music star brightens up students’ lesson!

Rap star Chipmunk with Scalby School pupil Millie Pickering
Rap star Chipmunk with Scalby School pupil Millie Pickering

STUDENTS from a Scarborough school had an explosive science lesson of a different kind yesterday when a famous music star dropped into class.

The pupils at Scalby School were left speechless when hip hop rapper Chipmunk paid a surprise visit to meet Millie Pickering.

The 20-year-old MOBO Award winner met Year Nine student Millie, 14, after she had invited him to join her and her classmates as part of the Channel Four programme, Live and Lost.

In the show, music artists are left stranded by producers and are challenged to make their way to a gig hundreds of miles away using only their mobile phone and £20 to contact fans for help.

Millie invited Chipmunk to join her in a lesson before offering to help him get to his next gig in Newcastle.

The Chip Diddy Chip singer duly obliged and camera crews captured the star with the rest of the class before posing for pictures and signing autographs and two CDs, which will be raffled at the school’s Christmas Fair in December.

Teacher Thomasin Hartley said: “The class were totally stunned because I was the only one who knew he was coming!

“The lesson was on nanotechnology in a computer suite.

“However, he got his mobile phone out in the lesson and I had to give him a warning!

“He took it all in good part and although he wasn’t exactly a model student it was a pleasure to have him in my class.”

Headteacher David Read added: “It was good to be able to give the students this treat.

“He was a polite and pleasant lad who, I understand, is currently working with Horrible Histories author Terry Deary to promote literacy amongst children.”