Michael Jackson fans thrill at Ridgeway High School
Ridgeway High School students took part on Saturday evening in ‘Thrill the World’, a worldwide attempt to break the world record for the largest simultaneous dance to Michael Jackson’s famous song, Thriller. Thousands of people from cities around the world danced to Thriller at precisely the same time: 10pm BST on Saturday 24 October.
Miss Love, the event organiser, has been working hard with students on the dance routine and on zombie clothing and make-up ideas.
Miss Love said: “It’s been a lot of hard work —but we were ready on the night! Preparing and practising the choreography has been no easy feat. It took weeks of repeatedly rehearsing difficult dance steps and hours of preparing zombie costumes and make-up to prepare for this record-breaking attempt. Right on cue, thirty-one Zombies ‘awoke’ from their graves and thrilled family and friends who had come along to offer their support.
“Everyone pulled together as a team, helping each other remember the steps, sharing costume ideas and working out how they were going to create their ‘zombie’ look.”
Mr Taylor, headteacher of Ridgeway High School, said: “This has been a great event for our local community. Miss Love and the students and staff have done an amazing job. I would also like to thank the parents, carers and responsible adults who were invaluable in supporting this occasion.”