Thanks to Mrs Potts, Head of Lovell College, we staged an end-of-term disco with a difference – by attempting to set a world record for boogying to Saturday Night Fever’s most famous track. A total of 1,456 people showed off their dance moves as a loudspeaker blasted out The Bee Gees classic Stayin’ Alive. The routine, performed on the school’s astro-turf pitch, was timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the film that turned John Travolta into a household name.
Now we are waiting to find out if we have set a record for the most number of people to simultaneously recreate the movie’s signature dance sequence.
The challenge also included the Year 6 class from Excalibur Primary School, in Alsager, who joined our students and staff in strutting their stuff on the turf. As well as dancing, they helped to raise money for a range of charitable causes as each participant was encouraged to make a donation.
Mrs Potts said: “I was taught that dance when I was a teenager and I said, why don’t we do it at school? We have no idea if anyone else has attempted the same world record before. We had to count everybody so we could submit the details. There was a wonderful atmosphere, with great fun and laughter; in addition we raised over £240 for our college charities.”