Two staff members from The Paragon School in Bath have raised over £2,000 for charity by taking part in a 24 hour danceathon.

The school’s Registrar, Mrs Braithwaite, and Philosophy teacher, Ms Perrin, bravely embarked on the mammoth challenge as part of a day of fundraising at the school to support its chosen charity, the Forever Friends Appeal at the Royal United Hospital.

Headmaster, Mr Andrew Harvey started the glitter ball turning at 8am to the tune of ABBA’s Dancing Queen, with the school’s audition choir ‘Joyful Noise’ joining in, entertaining parents and children arriving at school with some very energetic moves on the balcony of the Music Lodge!

Classes took it in turn to join the dances throughout the day for a boogie, with the RUH’s ‘Ted’ popping along at midday for a visit, demonstrating his dancing prowess which delighted the children. A conveniently planned PTA school disco got the dancers through the early hours of the evening, with family, staff, friends and neighbours, lending their support too.

Thanking all of their supporters, the disco divas said that the unconditional support that they received for the duration of the event, was incredible. Their stamina and determination was admirable and they reached their target of £2,000 early on Monday morning. Further donations can be made by clicking here