An charity danceathon involving hundreds of schoolchildren, including a world record attempt at the largest ‘Oops Up Side Your Head’, took place earlier this month.

Pupils at Holy Rood Catholic Primary School in Watford, and Divine Saviour in Abbots Langley, chose a dance style to perform in front of a large crowd.

This year was no different as after several weeks of rehearsal, the children took to the stage (or in this case playground) to show off their moves.

Dance routines included Saturday Night, Jump, and The Birdie Song.

Sarah Hadaway was one of the birds in the group, The Tweets, who recorded the 1981 UK chart hit, and she was in attendance to lend her support. Ms Hadaway’s father, Sir Henry, also helped support the event.

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Pupils from nursery right up to year six got involved with the school dances before more than 600 parents teachers, and children sat down in chains swaying their arms to Oops Up Side Your Head, a 1979 funk anthem recorded by the R&B group, The Gap Band.

It was a day of entertainment but all for a good cause too.

Families at the two schools have been supporting the charity work of the Missionaries of the Poor Society (MOPSA) which raises funds for those in need in Nairobi, Kenya.

The sponsored Danceathon this year will help to provide toilets and a kitchen for a school Holy Rood has helped to build in the African capital city.

Holy Rood staff, Aisling Meehan, Danielle Hassell and Gaynor Luurtsema, flew out to Nairobi last year – and saw for themselves how much work is still to be done out there for the communities.

This year alone, around £6,500 has been raised for MOPSA.