CHESHIRE Oaks High School was on the ball when it helped smash a Guinness World Record.
Pupils aged eight to 16 teamed up with 21 schools across the country in a bid to break the record for the most people performing “keepy uppies” at any one time.
A total of 1,200 youngsters in England took part in the Sport Relief challenge with each having to juggle the football for at least 10 seconds on any part of their body except their arms and hands.
And the synchronised attempt proved to be successful as 634 children completed the task, beating the previous total of 459 people.
Mark Higgins, healthy schools co-ordinator at Cheshire Oaks High, said: “It’s fantastic that we helped break the world record. We wanted to get involved with Sport Relief and were happy to link with the other schools.
“We asked our pupils to practice and 66 of them said they were up to the challenge – and they were.
“Sport Relief is a great charity event and we’re doing the Sport Relief mile and having a sponsored red dress day to help raise money.
“This is now our second world record as we hold the title for the most consecutive baton relay.”
The event was organised in connection with the BBC cartoon, The Likeaballs, the ball-shaped aliens who pay a visit to planet Earth.
Creator Jim Quick said: “Achieving a Guinness World Record is incredible, especially for a record of this scale and with so many children involved.”