Pupils and staff attempt to break a world record

Staff and pupils from Hull Collegiate School filled the sports hall last week and attempted to break the Guinness World Record for the most people dancing to Wigfield’s ‘Saturday Night’. The current record stands at 255, but with 325 participants made up of pupils, staff and friends of the school that record, once verified, has been broken.

The dance was filmed from five angles by pupils Josh, Jack, Alistair, Jack, and Megan who wore a 'go-pro' to get a personal point of view video. Massive thank you to these pupils and to Mr Birtchnell for overseeing the technical operations. Councillor Margot Sutton, Dr Liz Kebbell and Mr Bruce Holvey acted as the official witnesses. The filming forms part of the evidence pack, which has been sent to Guinness World Records and the school is currently waiting to have it verified.

As it stands, they have raised £738 to be split equally between the Hull Collegiate Trust and Great Lakes High School in Uganda where a group of pupils will be visiting this summer. They intend to buy the Ugandan school, amongst other things, a laptop which they desperately need, some software, mp3 players with preloaded songs, rechargable batteries and docking stations and 36 digital cameras kindly supplied by Sixth Former Ben.

Here's a clip taken from the full 5 minute video:

Sally Groves, Senior Teaching Assistant, who organised the event said:  ‘’I was so proud of everyone who took part. It took a lot of organisation but worth it as we have raised so much money for the school children in Uganda.’’

Headteacher Mrs Rebecca Glover said ‘’ I am hugely impressed by the number of pupils who wanted to be part of the World Record attempt. This is another way for our pupils to become involved in the many opportunities provided within the school.’’

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