Blake Thomson
Background information
Feature films
Television programs The Secondary School Choir
Video games
Books and Comics
Park attractions
Portrayed by Blake Richardson
Portrayed by
Voice Kris Wu(Chinese dialogue)
Performance model
Inspiration Kurt Hummel(Glee)

Jake Riles(Nowhere Boys)

Honors and awards
Character information
Full name Blake Edward Thomson-Cheng
Other names Ge Ge(older brother in Chinese)
Personality Kind, Caring, Messy, Crazy, Protective, Moody, Immature, Playful, Not A Morning Person, Funny
Appearance Dark Brown Hair, Brown Eyes, Fair Skin
Birthday October 2 2002(age 16(17 later))
Occupation Student
Alignment Good
St. John Secondary School

New Hope Choir

Home Manchester, England(birthplace, formerly)

Georgetown, West Midlands, England(currently)

Relatives Joseph Thomson(father)

Anne Cheng(mother)

Brad Thomson(younger brother)

Zoe Thomson(younger sister)

Kenneth Thomson(younger brother)

Allies Reece Brown

Troy Mitchell

George Smith

Jenny Tran

Kandace Chan

Raphael Lau

Yuto Yoshida

Sheryl Lau

Aidan Harney

Enemies Annika O'Niell
Likes Singing, Football, Apples, Monkeys, Toy Story, The Holiday, Harry Potter, Chinese Food
Dislikes Watermelons(he is allergic to it), Getting Sick, the song PPAP, Teletubbies, Racist Comments Against Chinese People
Powers and abilities Earth

Blake Edward Thomson-Cheng(Chinese: 程 儿 湖 Pinyin: Chéng Ér Hú) is the main protagonist of The Secondary School Choir. He is 16-years-old in Year 11 and sings Tenor 2.


He is shown to have short messy dark brown hair moved to the right, deep set brown eyes and fair skin with light freckles. He wears a white shirt tucked in, black jeans shown with a belt and black and white shoes. His sleepwear consists of a black tank top and black shorts. He stands on 5 ft. 9 and is of average weight. His eyes appear smaller than his siblings which might be because of his either Chinese(Asian is used to describe those who are of South Asian descent in the UK) or Nordic heritage. In the 'Trip To Singapore' special, he wears an army green sweater over his white shirt which is also tucked in. In 'Takedown,' 'Bad Luck' and 'The School Games,' he wears a blue and white football jersey and his everyday jeans and shoes. In 'Merry Christmas' and 'Reindeer,' he wears a red sweater with white horizontal stripes and the same jeans and shoes. In 'Italian Food' as a 20-year-old, he remains the same except he wears a dark blue button-up shirt which is tucked in. In 'New Year,' he wears a red and gold Zhongshan suit and his everyday jeans and shoes. In 'Totally New Hope Choir,' he wears a red sweater with white stripes on his collar and sleeves tucked in, brown belt, tan trousers and his everyday shoes. He is dressed as Lucas Sinclair from Stranger Things. In 'The Award,' he wears a blue rolled sleeved denim jacket over his everyday shirt(which is not tucked in) and his everyday jeans and shoes. In 'Not So Summer,' he wears a dark brown jacket over a white sweater along with his everyday jeans and shoes.


Blake is a kind and caring big brother as shown in 'Out Camping' but can be messy as shown in 'Older Brother Ill' where his room is filled with tissues. He is also protective towards his siblings, mostly to Zoe as shown in the 2-part special, 'How It All Started.' He is also protective towards Brad whenever it rains. Like many teenagers, he can get teenage mood swings and at times, he can be immature and playful. He is not much of a morning person and is also funny. He could also be confused but he is also smart. He can sometimes be offended, mainly racist jokes about Chinese people in the COVID-19 outbreak. Like many British people, he can be clueless like how Aidan speaks because he is American. He also tends to be embarrassed. He also tends to look out for his siblings. In 'Whatever Happened To A Former Member,' it is stated that Blake is a genius and is a child prodigy.


Blake is a surname or a given name which originated from Old English. Its derivation is uncertain; it could come from "blac", a nickname for someone who had dark hair or skin, or from "blaac", a nickname for someone with pale hair or skin. Another theory is that it is a corruption of "Ap Lake", meaning "Son of Lake".

His middle name, Edward means "rich guard", derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and weard "guard". This was the name of several Anglo-Saxon kings, the last being Saint Edward the Confessor shortly before the Norman Conquest in the 11th century.

His Chinese native name 程 儿 湖(Pinyin: Chéng Ér Hú) literally means son(儿) and lake(湖) to reflect his English first name, Blake.

His last name, Thomson is named after a new Singaporean train line, Thomson East Coast line which sounds British.


Blake is a tenor 2 in the choir but can also sing tenor 1 like when he sings his solos in many musical numbers. He is also good in drawing. Blake is given the power of Earth. Blake is also good at fixing stuff. In 'Singing Along,' he can make chemical substances for his sister, Zoe to use for her inventions. Blake's power of Earth allows him to cause earthquakes by clenching his fists. In 'The Award,' he is able to pronounce Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch.


  • Blake is left-handed unlike his siblings who are right handed as shown in many episodes which requires him to write
  • Blake speaks in a Manchester accent
  • Blake is of Nordic, German, Irish, French, Greek and British descent on his father's side and Chinese(Hong Kong) on his mother's side in order to show British history in the series
    • However, it is unknown what Nordic country he has descended from but because his ethnicity is to portray English history, it might be possible if he is of Swedish or Norwegian descent because of the viking raid of England
    • He is of German descent because the Saxons are German and how in both World Wars, the German Reich(WW1) and Nazi Germany(WW2) invaded the UK
    • He is of Irish descent because of how the British didn't help the Irish during the famine
    • He is of French descent because the British started the 100 years war
    • He is of Greek descent because his actor, Blake Richardson is of Greek descent
    • He is of Chinese(Hong Kong) descent because of the opium wars and how the British took Hong Kong during that time before returning it to China in 1997
    • Originally he was going to be of Spanish descent to show the War Against Spain but it was cut for unknown reasons
  • Blake doesn't enjoy the PPAP song because it's annoying along with Teletubbies
  • There are some facts revealed about Blake in the 'Trip To Singapore' special such as:
    • Blake has dual citizenship, he has British and Hong Kong citizenship
    • Blake was part of a drawing contest and he won so he drew something for Zoe in her sketchbook
    • He is also in charge of keeping his and his siblings' passports whenever they have to travel alone
    • He, along with his friends are able to beat jetlag in Doha, Qatar. This is most likely because of their powers
    • He also stated that selfies aren't stupid, unless they re taken by mean girls
  • The main protagonists uses traditional British names, Blake is an Anglo-Saxon/Old English name
  • Coincidentally, the main 6(with the exception of Troy and Aiden) are all wearing shirts with the color of the Union Jack(Harvey(blue hoodie over a white shirt), Reece(white shirt), Blake(white shirt), Brad(Blue button-up over a white shirt), George(blue hoodie over a white shirt) and Zoe(red shirt)) which is the flag of the UK
  • The jersey all of the students of St. John Secondary School wear in 'Takedown,' 'Bad Luck' and 'The School Games' has a colour scheme that closely resembles deceased British football player, Jeff Astle
  • There is a running gag where Blake keeps on saying, 'What are we going to do, I am so bored.' This is most likely a reference on what Blake Richardson said in the official music video of New Hope Club's version of 'Tiger Feet'
  • In 'Whatever Happened To A Former Member,' it was revealed that he first discovered that he has powers when he was 13 in 2015
  • Blake Richardson still portrays Blake Thomson as a 12-13-year-old even though the actor is currently 20-years-old
    • Also Richardson's character is 16-17-years-old so he is also too old for his role
  • In 'The Award,' he can pronounce Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch
  • In 'Switch Bodies,' Blake always gets As in his GSCE exams
  • Blake's line in 'The One That Got Away,' when George asks how old Evan Equalson is a reference to a vine when a man asks a boy 'what's 9+10' and then the boy answers '21'
  • Blake is the 10th oldest in the choir
    • He is about 1 month and 20 days younger than Reece
    • He is about 8 months and 5 days younger than Harvey
    • James was born on the 30th of April 2002 so Blake is about 5 months and 2 days younger than him
    • Tristan was born on the 15th of August 2002 so Blake is about 1 months and 18 days younger than him
    • Luke was born on the 16th of July 2002 so Blake is about 2 months and 17 days younger than him
    • Calum was born on the 25th of January 2002 so Blake is about 8 months and 8 days younger than him
    • Michael was born on the 20th of November 2001 so Blake is about 10 months and 12 days younger than him
    • Ashton was born on the 7th of July 2001 so Blake is about 1 year, 2 months and 26 days younger than him
    • Shawn was born on the 8th of August 2002 so Blake is about 1 months and 25 days younger than him
    • He is about 1 year, 9 months and 26 days older than Brad
    • He is about 1 year, 8 months and 3 days older than Troy
    • Connor was born on the 15th of March 2004 so Blake is about 1 year, 5 months and 13 days older than him
    • Robert was born on the 1st of December 2003 so Blake is about 1 year, 1 months and 30 days older than him
    • He is about 3 years, 4 months and 25 days older than Zoe
    • He is about 2 years, 5 months and 7 days older than George
    • He is about 4 years, 7 months and 5 days older than Aiden
  • In 'Who Was An Expelled Student,' he has been constantly called 'Blake Edward Thomson-Ching Chong' or just simply 'Ching Chong.' It is an Asian racial slur referring to just Chinese people or anyone of East or South East Asian descent
    • This has happened a lot when he was a 12-13-year-old
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