World record dance off

YOUNGSTERS spent weeks learning dance moves so they could be part of a world record attempt.

Almost 300 pupils, aged four to 11 at Galley Hill School in Hemel Hempstead, took part in the challenge to be part of the largest simultaneous dance.

They were joined by children across the country who danced at their own schools, while closer to home youngsters at Victoria First School in Berkhamsted also joined in on Wednesday, January 19.

The event, designed to raise awareness of School Sport Partnerships, which face the axe under government cutbacks was held at 20 to 12 - to represent the year the Olympics will be hosted in London.

They danced to the song I Like To Move It from the children’s film Madagascar.

Katie Witham, a teacher at Galley Hill School, said: “The children loved it. It ended with a huge round of applause.

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“It worked really well to build a whole school ethos and they really enjoyed working with children of all different ages and coming together.”

The school is expecting to hear whether they managed to smash the current dance world record within the next few weeks.