Episode 12 Help! My School Trip Is Magic


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It's term time again

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and our four magicians have left school on a brand-new mission.

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But do you think you'd recognise them

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if they were outside the classroom?

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Do you?

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Now's your chance, cos they're going deeper undercover

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with new disguises, ambitious costumes and even taller tales.

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# La, la, la, la! #

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This time, we're taking unsuspecting kids out of school,

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piling them on coaches and sending them on school trips.

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They're off to visit some amazing locations

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where they'll witness incredible magic.

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-I was like,

-HE GASPS:

-"Oh, my gosh!"

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And once again we're hiding secret cameras in every corner

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so you don't miss a trick on any school trip.

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The magic is bigger than ever.

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Wow!

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It might be term time, but school's out.

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I can't believe our teachers did that.

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How long will it take before the classes shout...?

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Hello. It's me, Ian. Welcome to Help! My School Trip is Magic.

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Our magicians are no longer supply teachers.

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They're now masquerading as staff in some popular attractions.

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And because we know you know them, we've disguised them even more.

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We've secretly filmed the results with special hidden cameras.

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Let's see what's coming up in today's show.

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Fergus runs rings round this school trip to the museum.

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There he is! Thank you, Alexander.

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James can't stand keeping a secret in Tricks Of The Trade.

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You've been sending in all your best magic tricks

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and later on I'll be picking my favourite.

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It's the Wannabe Wizards.

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And the class don't know where this trip is blowing

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when Katherine lets rip with some musical magic.

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Do you think you'd be able to tell if your school trip was magic?

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Do you?

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When it comes to school trips,

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John's always on the ball.

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And this ball's about to become - that's right - small.

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But plenty of big surprises to come.

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This is Year 4 bundling on their bus.

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They're going on the road for a school trip, but they've been

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led up the garden path, as this is a school trip with a difference.

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Yes, it's a day out of school, yes, it's educational,

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but it's also magic.

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Oh, no, we didn't!

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They won't know what's hit them on their trip to the Geffrye Museum.

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Named after a former Lord Mayor of London, it's a museum showing

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how the interiors of homes have historically reflected

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changes in society.

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And it's time to change the exteriors of our magicians

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so they won't be recognised.

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The museum contains front rooms

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ranging from 1600 to the present day.

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But we're going back to a time before TV,

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and it's going to be a big wind up.

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The school are wending their way to the scene,

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but what can they expect from our leading men today?

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For the class today, I'm going to be Gerry Farthing

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who's Victorian, but he's a little bit more working class.

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-GRUFF VOICE:

-He's a little bit more "Now then, 'ow ya doin'?"

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I'm sort of more of the butler character,

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and Fergus, who's playing Alexander Ball,

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he's more of the... He's more of the squire, you know,

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so he's in charge of me although we'll see how that works out.

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I think we can see who the boss really is in this corridor of power.

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No time for slowcoaches -

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they better bust a move cos the bus has arrived.

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The trippers are sitting inside the historical sitting rooms

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and drawing the old drawing rooms.

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Let's hope they don't waxwork out that that's John sitting there.

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Meanwhile, Fergus is doing a little throwaway trick

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to test everything's working.

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John's joined him now, and he's running through his vocal warm ups.

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-Ooh, aah, eee.

-Is he for real?

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Aye.

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And if my eyes don't deceive me,

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there are the kids.

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My name is Gerry Farthing, this here is my squire,

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this is Sir Alexander Ball.

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We work here at the museum telling people about the Victorian era.

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This is John's audition as a butler for Downton.

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He's dumbing up with some magic later, though.

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Now, of course, in the Victorian era they didn't have television.

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They had no television, they had to entertain themselves

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in different ways - they used to play games.

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A bit like when John was a boy.

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They played games outside, like football, they still had that,

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but in the house, in the parlour, they used to play parlour games.

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They used to have games likes this - we've got things like Ludo,

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Snakes And Ladders and Draughts and all sorts.

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All manner, all manner of games.

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All real Victorian era games,

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but Fergus is about to play his magical game on them.

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Well, now, the Victorians did love a jolly good puzzle,

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they couldn't get enough of good puzzles

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and what I have here is a Victorian puzzle mystery box.

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A box can be entered from the sides, the front and the top.

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The first part of this particular mystery involved

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two pieces of rope, one white, one red.

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Now, what I'm going to do is place the pieces of rope into the box

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and I want everybody here to keep your eyes on the ends.

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Fergus's posh accent knows no end,

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but I'm keeping my eye on the rope ends.

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Can you do that for me?

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-ALL SHOUT:

-Yes!

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Very good, very good. Yeah, very good.

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The class are psyched, but wait till they get a load of this.

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Watch them closely.

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So, the middles go into the box, and they come out the top,

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and the ends stay outside.

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Now, some of the more astute of you in the class may have noticed

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the middles of the rope have linked.

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I'm astute, but how did that happen?

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Despite the fact that those ends never left your sight,

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so those middles passed through each other.

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Absolutely bamboozling - completely bamboozled those Victorians.

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And you can see they're properly linked.

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The ropes are linked, but they missed it.

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There's more to come from this box of tricks.

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Have a look at that there, have a look at that rope there.

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-Just see if it pulls apart. Are there any funny bits in the rope?

-No.

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Lovely. Well, if you pass me back the rope.

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They've examined the ropes, but there's nothing ropey about them.

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Well, if it's not the ropes, it must be the box. There must be

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something else hiding in the box.

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Absolutely nothing, no extra pieces of rope,

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no funny business whatsoever.

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This makes the second part of the mystery completely confuddling.

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A real mind-messer. Ha!

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So, if we take the white rope and the red rope once again,

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we'll pass these into the box and pass them through the top.

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So, here we go, just like so.

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Now, at this point some of the Victorians would say,

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"Hey, I bet those ropes are already linked",

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but as you can see, nothing has happened yet.

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Now, I will need two volunteers to come and help me

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hold one end of the rope each.

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Who'd like to come and help me?

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-Yes, let's' have you. What's your name?

-Ruth.

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Ruth, will you come up? And let's have... What's your name?

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-Iggy.

-Iggy. Iggy, you come up.

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A round of applause for the two volunteers, please.

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APPLAUSE

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Assisting in magic beats homework hands down.

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Lovely. Now, Ruth, I'd like you to, with one hand,

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hold both pieces of rope,

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and Iggy, I'd like you to do the same. Lovely.

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I'm going to place this quill... A quill's a thing that they used to

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write with back many, many years ago before the invention of pens.

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I'm going to place that in-between the ropes.

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Could you lightly pull both your ropes very lightly?

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Gently just pull them out of the box.

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Lovely, so you'll pull your white rope, Iggy,

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and you'll pull your red rope, Ruth, fantastic job.

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Now, don't pull for the moment, just loosen slightly,

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but hold on to those ends tightly.

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Now, are we agreed it would be

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quite impossible for those

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two ropes to link as they are

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clearly separate, yes?

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-ALL:

-Yes!

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Good, so if I remove the quill,

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I'm going to place the red rope

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into the box and place

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the white rope into the box.

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Now, I want you to hold on to those ropes nice and tightly,

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on the count of three, you're going

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to pull them out of the box.

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Three, two, one, go!

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-RUTH:

-What?!

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And you can see - impossible!

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They've linked, they've melted through and linked in the middle.

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Wow! the ropes have linked inside the box. It's impossible!

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It's mind-melting magic!

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Well, it's rope-melting magic.

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Remarkable! Can we have a round of applause for my volunteers?

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The ropes are together, but it's not over yet.

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The last part of the mystery didn't involve two ropes,

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it actually involved just one piece of rope. So, er...

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This man here on the end. Which piece do you prefer?

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-White.

-The white piece.

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Excellent, this is the piece we'll use.

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So, I place this through the box

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just like I did with those other pieces of rope -

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enters the box and comes out the other side.

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Here's the next part - we use a solid metal hoop.

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So I'd like yourself...

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have a look at the hoop, make sure it doesn't come apart,

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no funny business, and then place the hoop back in my hand. Lovely!

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So, a solid hoop

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and a solid piece of rope.

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The hoop is going to go into the box

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with the piece of rope.

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It only takes a few moments,

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we just let that hoop settle

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with that piece of rope.

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Good tension building - they'll be open-mouthed in a minute.

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I think now it should be done.

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The inexplicable, boys and girls,

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has happened.

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Somehow that hoop has melted

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onto the centre of that rope.

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Isn't that quite remarkable, boys and girls?

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The trick was inside the box, but the secret isn't out yet.

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Fergus showed them his puzzling box of tricks.

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It was empty, but the ropes mysteriously connected in the box.

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What was going on in there?

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Coming up - will it be hoop, hoop hooray

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when Fergus ends up inside these solid rings?

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Incredible! Now, thank you, thank you.

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Now John is going to set you a magical challenge

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in Tricks Of The Trade.

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If you fancy yourself as a magician,

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here's a trick you can play on your mates.

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John is going to show you how to stop James standing up

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by simply using one finger.

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Can't be done, right?

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Wrong!

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If you can't work it out,

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John will point you in the right direction later...

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with any luck.

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Back to the museum, where Fergus fooled them

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with his hoop on a rope parlour game.

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And John's about to go one better. Hoop-fully...

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Another hoop game that they played was this one here,

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which was called hoop jumping.

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Now, hoop jumping used some of these things - big, horrible metal hoops.

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Have a look at that one.

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You have a look at that one, solid metal. Now...

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Noted and verified.

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You just have look at that, Sir Alexander, and maybe that one.

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Now, the idea of hoop jumping was that people used to try

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and jump in and out of the hoops.

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They see where this is going, and they're happy to follow.

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Now, if you're really good, you might be able to jump

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into two or three hoops, but the record is ten hoops.

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And they used to play this game in the dark, the Victorians, right?

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They played a lot of games in the dark

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cos they didn't have a lot of electricity then, not many lights.

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Not many lights -

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and soon they won't be able to hold a candle to Fergus' magic.

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So they had to play it in the dark,

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and what you had to do is try to jump into these hoops.

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Now, Alexander here is very good at the game.

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The game being magic, Alexander being Fergus.

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Alexander can get into those hoops

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in under ten seconds, boys and girls.

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All right, mate, don't show off.

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In under ten seconds, without jumping over the top.

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It's remarkable to see. We're going to give it a little go now,

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and we're going to do it in the dark, so I've got a curtain here.

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John raised expectations, it's time to raise the curtain on this trick.

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So, what we'll do, we'll count him down from ten.

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We'll see if he can do it in ten seconds.

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I want you to all count with me from ten down to one.

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Are you ready? Here we go. Ten...

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-ALL COUNT:

-Nine, eight, seven,

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six, five, four...

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Here he comes, has he done it?

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..two, one! And there he is - completely inside the hoops.

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He's only gone and done it! He's gone through those hoops.

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It's a tight squeeze.

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Incredible. Now, now, thank you, thank you.

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The class are suitably impressed, but there's more.

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The incredible thing is that Alexander here,

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good that he is, right? He's a good guy to work for,

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Alexander can get out of those hoops twice as fast as he can get in.

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Good job she's holding her head on - her mind's about to be blown.

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Alexander's going to attempt to

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get out of the hoops in under five seconds.

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They don't believe it can be done. I'm not sure I do.

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-Under five seconds.

-Five seconds?

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I've never done that before in my life!

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Oh, come on, sir, you'll be able to do it.

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Now, boys and girls, you've got to count me down.

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Who does he think he is? Houdini?

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Are you ready? Here we go.

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-ALL COUNT:

-Five, four,

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three, two, one.

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Zero - and there he is!

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-Alexander - completely out of the hoops, there he is.

-Hey!

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Thank you, Alexander.

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Yeah, he's out of the solid hoops in one piece.

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Not a hair on his wig out of place.

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Sit yourselves down.

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I've... I've got a little confession to make, ain't I? Now...

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They've been dressed for the past, but now it's time to give

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this class a little present and reveal the big secret.

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Myself and Alexander, we don't work here, really.

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This is really Fergus, in case you hadn't guessed.

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He's heard of Fergus.

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My name is John

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and we're actually magicians

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and you've been set up by your teachers and your parents,

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and there's a camera here and there's a camera there,

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and there's a camera at the back, there's a camera over there,

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and you're all going to appear on Help! My School Trip is Magic!

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CHEERING

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The hoop trick has sent this class loopy.

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But how did they describe what they witnessed?

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I thought it was just epic.

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The trippers were cock-a-hoop when Fergus showed them

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his magical box of tricks.

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My favourite bit of the trick was

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when the pieces of rope joined together and the hoop was on it.

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The hoopla hoo-ha got even larger

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when Fergus leapt into the ring.

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..one! And there he is.

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He got through all of those big rings

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and he couldn't have unscrewed them in that time, so...

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And there he is. Alexander -

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completely out of the hoops, there he is.

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At the end they said they were magicians,

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but I still couldn't work out how they managed to do it.

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Magic, magic and more magic!

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They didn't expect that.

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How long would it take for you to shout...?

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Still to come to come - John will reveal a secret that will

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make you stand out in Tricks Of The Trade.

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Have you worked it out yet?

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And will Katherine be brassed off if these pupils

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realise their school trip is magic?

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ALL GASP

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But first, we asked you to send in clips of yourself

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performing your best magic tricks.

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We received loads of clips

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from all over the country.

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Each week, I'll be choosing

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a favourite Wannabe Wizard

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and showing them to you guys.

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My Wannabe Wizard this time is

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Phillip from Shrewsbury

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and he's a magician

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with plenty of bottle.

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Now, I've got a trick here, and I've got

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a tube and a bottle in the tube.

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Could you just take the tube up and show your bottle?

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Two balsamic vinegar bottles.

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OK, just put the bottle in your left hand, please.

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And then take the empty tube and put it on top of the bottle.

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OK. Now, all you have to do is do as I do.

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So, we'll turn it once,

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twice, third time,

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and you should end up in the same place, like...

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Mum's is upside down!

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-You did turn it round as many times as I did?

-Yes.

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She definitely did.

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Can you just turn it so it's the right way up?

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OK, this time let's spell out magic. Hold it this way up.

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Both the same way up.

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M...A...G...

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I...C.

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And you should end up like...

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How did that happen?!

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I... You've got to... I'll turn mine so it's like yours.

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So we do it like this.

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Let's turn it four times.

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Once, twice, third and fourth time,

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and you should end up like this because you did...

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Third time unlucky.

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He's pretending - he knows it's magic.

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You end up like this, but you're meant to end up like this.

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Thank you very much.

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The pleasure is all ours, sir.

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Here's magician Fergus looking smart,

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as he's about to visit an academy.

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He's got his pen ready, but he won't need it

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as the next trip is all about music.

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That's it now, he's ready for his next ROLL.

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And the kids are ready to roll - out of the school gates

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and onto the bus, ready for a day out with a difference.

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And this difference may not be MINOR,

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as it's going to be magic.

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The only thing that the kids know is they're off to

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the Royal Academy of Music.

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Founded in 1822, it trains 700 students a year.

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Its museum includes ancient instruments and original

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manuscripts from composers like Purcell, Schubert and Mendelssohn.

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And it's time to compose a new look for our magicians

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to keep them undercover.

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Eccentric for Fergus, strict for Katherine.

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Not far away from their real personalities.

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Also not far away is the bus.

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Hope our magicians are ready for the performance of their lives.

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I've never been any good at music, I'm still no good at music

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so I can only hope today will go OK.

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I think everything will be fine as long as everyone

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does as they're told.

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Wow, Katherine's not going to have trouble keeping the class in check.

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And here they are now - ready to check out the auditorium

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and soak up the atmosphere.

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Fergus had Mozart on his mind, but it's time for magic.

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The kids are looking at the orchestra pit,

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but the best bit is coming up, and they won't know what's hit them.

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Some last-minute fine-tuning in our magic room,

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and it's time for the class to take their front-row seats.

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-Good morning, boys and girls. ALL:

-Good morning.

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My name is Ronald Key, but you can call me Ron.

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Ron Key? Has Fergus started on a bum note?

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And I'm in charge of the historical items, so everything that you see

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that looks a bit old, like me, I look after those things.

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Now, we have loads of old musical manuscripts, like this,

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from composers such as Liszt to Schubert.

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Could have been a longer List, then.

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And these are ancient pieces of music that are irreplaceable.

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So, what sort of things do you think we have to protect these

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musical manuscripts from? Anybody?

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Er, being sampled by Rudimental?

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-Have a guess, yes?

-Don't rip the paper.

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Don't rip the paper. Tearing.

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Aha! A more sensible answer.

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-Yes?

-Don't bite the paper.

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-Don't bite the paper.

-Unless you're a dog

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whose Johann Sebastian BACH'S worse than his bite.

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I do that a lot, I get told off for that.

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Yes? At the very back.

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-From water.

-From water. Excellent.

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Now, water is actually the biggest problem - it's the damp.

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So what we've developed here at the Academy

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is an anti-damp solution. An anti-damp solution.

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And I think you'll all agree after you've seen this,

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it is quite incredible.

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This is going to be more magic than you can handle.

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HANDEL - the composer!

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So, here is some of Handel's sheet music.

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And you'll see now what we're going to do

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is see what happens when this music

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gets wet after it's been treated with the Academy's anti-damp solution.

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Handel wrote Water Music, so only natural for Fergus to use that.

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So, what's going to happen now if I pour this water into the sheets?

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-Would it ruin the sheets? ALL:

-Yes!

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It would completely ruin the sheets, and these are irreplaceable.

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Hope he knows what he's doing.

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It's my responsibility to make sure these don't get ruined - but watch.

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H2O, my gosh!

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-CHILDREN MURMUR

-What are you doing?

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They can't believe it. This magic's anything but drippy.

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Now, if you watch, it will almost look like

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the sheets have absorbed the, er... Absorbed the water, right?

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But in actual fact,

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all that's happened is that water has been dispersed.

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I can't believe the sheet music is bone dry.

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It's been dispersed in the paper.

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But where? Moved off to the second movement?!

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So, when you want that water to come back again, if you watch,

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we need to remove that water, otherwise it will ruin the sheets.

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Get ready to drink this in.

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ALL GASP

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Poor class - they don't know what's hit them.

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That's amazing! Water, with a big hint of magic.

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How incredible is that?

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And these are the things that protect all of our musical sheets.

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Spontaneous applause and it's music to his ears,

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but they have no idea our maestro is magic.

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Looking like a broody Beethoven, he was "hoven" a laugh

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with his water music magic.

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He poured over the musical notes,

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the water went in, but they didn't get wet.

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Then the water came out - but not his secret yet.

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The class are thirsty for more thrills and spills...

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-TUBA PARPS

-..but what's that noise?

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Hope Katherine hasn't blown it.

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Now it's time for John to reveal the secret in Tricks Of The Trade.

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John will show you how to stop James

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standing up by simply using one finger.

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Have you worked it out yet?

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Don't put your finger in his ear, John - urgh!

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Now, it won't work by simply putting it on his shoulder.

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However, if you put your finger here right in the middle

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of the forehead, without using any real pressure,

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James, or indeed anyone else, wont be able to stand up.

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Your friends will be upstanding for an outstanding trick.

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That is, of course, if you don't put the finger on their forehead.

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It's time for another movement at the Academy of Music.

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So far this school trip has been anything but dry,

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and the pupils don't realise it's magic.

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But there will be something funny about Katherine's symphony.

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Good afternoon, class. My name is Claire Annette Reed.

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Claire Annette Reed? Sounds like "clarinet reed,"

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for which, read: Katherine's little joke.

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And I'm a symphony conductor.

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She's about to conduct some musical magic.

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Although recently I've been travelling around the country

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working with a lot of brass bands.

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Can anyone tell me an instrument

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that is a brass instrument? Any ideas?

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A trombone.

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Excellent. Any other brass instrument? Yes.

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-Piano?

-Not a piano.

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I'll tell you what you have to have to have a brass instrument.

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First of all, it has to be made from brass,

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and secondly, we make the sound with the instrument

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using the vibration of our mouth.

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Ron, could you just demonstrate that for us, please?

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HE BLOWS A RASPBERRY CHILDREN LAUGH

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That's Fergus' level, right there.

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In fact, I'd like us all to have a go at that, please.

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-They can't wait to get involved.

-Purse your lips together and blow.

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ALL BLOW

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OK, enough now, thank you. That's very good.

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Passing wind has never sounded so tuneful.

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Now, behind me we have our music cabinet which

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we keep some of our brass instruments in.

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-They're coming right up.

-HE SINGS A FANFARE

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We've got some of the instruments which were mentioned.

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Ron, would you mind just passing one of those out for me?

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Thank you. Can anyone tell me what this is?

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It's called a bugle, this one.

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I love a toasted bugle - bagel!

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And Ron, could you pass me out another one, please?

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That's a mini trumpet!

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What is this one? Very good, it's a pocket trumpet. Excellent.

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-So this is our pocket trumpet.

-Have to have a big pocket, though.

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And this is a beautiful one.

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Can anyone tell me what this one is called? Yes.

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-A French horn.

-A French horn, excellent.

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I love a cream horn, myself.

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French horn. And then, finally, this is my favourite.

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I love this, it's called the tuba.

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It's very heavy, the tuba, so we'll leave that in there.

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Too bad she couldn't get the tuba out, that's a real BLOW!

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Ah, well.

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..the doors back up again. That's brilliant.

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Now, can anyone else tell me, if we've got a brass band,

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what else do we need to make it all work and come together? Yes.

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There's an old expression - where there's muck, there's brass

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but where there's brass, is there magic?

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What we also need, we need musicians to play the instruments,

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which is very important.

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And can anyone tell me what else we might need in a band?

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-Conductor.

-A conductor, excellent. That's my job.

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I conduct all the brass band together

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so we can make some fantastic music with the...

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TUBA PARPS

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That was my rumbling stomach.

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Nope - definitely not me. I saw them jump in the room.

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Did you hear that?

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TUBA PARPS

0:25:140:25:15

That sounds like a tuba player.

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It's coming from inside the cabinet, but it was empty!

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HE PLAYS A TUNE

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I know this tune, but where do I recognise it from?

0:25:230:25:26

It's our theme tune - and now my earworm.

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Wow!

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-APPLAUSE

-That was amazing.

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It was amazing! Where did he come from?

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Other than the Academy, of course, where he's a talented student.

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But I have confession, everyone.

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This is a real tuba player, but I'm not really a conductor.

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In fact, I'm not even a semi-conductor.

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John lent her that one.

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My name's not Mrs Reed, it's Katherine.

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And I'm actually called Fergus.

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It's all building to a crescendo...

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And you've all been set up by your teachers and your parents.

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-I knew it!

-And you're being filmed right now.

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There's a camera over there, there's a camera over there and over there.

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You're going to be on CBBC's Help! My School Trip is Magic.

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CHEERING

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A well-orchestrated trick by Katherine and Fergus,

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with plenty of oompah, oomph.

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But how did the class chart its success?

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It was really, like, weird. It was really, like, impossible.

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Nothing's impossible when Katherine's involved.

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She presented instruments from inside this otherwise empty cabinet.

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There was nothing in there, cos they opened the box

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and there was nothing behind.

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It looked normal but sounded strange.

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-TUBA PARPS

-Music with the...

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He wasn't there, and then just like teleported in there somehow

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and started playing!

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An academy student suddenly appeared playing the tuba.

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They all just started shaking and we were like,

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"How did he do that? How did he do that?"

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I want to know too, mate, but Katherine will not tell me.

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All I do know is this school trip featured a catchy trick.

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That's nothing. I can play the tuba.

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TUBA toothpaste!

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FALLING SLIDE NOTE

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See you later, but till then, if you're on a school trip

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and you think something magic's going on,

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maybe you'll find yourself shouting "Help! My school trip is magic!"

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Undercover magicians surprise kids with magic tricks, while they are on their school trip. Fergus makes an impossible jump into a coil of hoops, but will the school trip realise this Victorian parlour game is a leap of imagination? Meanwhile, can Katherine fool the class with some classical, brass section, musical misdirection?


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