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UPTOWN FUNK!. . . . . Culmore PS Principal Ms Elaine Cuthbert holds a DVD of the Uptown Funk as dance teacher Carrie Logue-Houston gets the pupils and teachers to perform in the school playground on Friday morning.  DER3815MC092
UPTOWN FUNK!. . . . . Culmore PS Principal Ms Elaine Cuthbert holds a DVD of the Uptown Funk as dance teacher Carrie Logue-Houston gets the pupils and teachers to perform in the school playground on Friday morning. DER3815MC092

Staff and pupils at a Derry primary school have been showing off their moves in their own video version of ‘Uptown Funk’.

Kids from primary one and upwards joined in with the video which was made with the help of local dance teacher Carie Logue Houston and Ciaran McElhinney who did the filming.

And on Friday the pupils all gathered in the school assembly hall where they got to see ‘Uptown Funk’ for the very first time.

“It has been a great experience for the school,” said principal Elaine Cuthbert.

“The dance was inspired by Carie who was in teaching dance to our pupils.

“The teachers loved getting involved too and it was good craic.

“It was amazing to see how quickly Carie was able to teach the children. We only had around an hour and half to do the video. The smaller pupils really got into the spirit of it.”

Carie said that staff really embraced the idea of the video.

“They all had a role and got the kids involved. It was very fast paced and they coped so well. But then the music of ‘Uptown Funk’ is so catchy.”

One of the primary seven pupils taking in the video was Owen.

“We all loved doing the video for ‘Uptown Funk’,” he said. “I’ve heard the song on the radio but it was great to be able to do all the dance moves as well.

“I’ve been in Culmore P.S. since primary one and I’ll be leaving now in the summer but I’ll be able to look back at this video and remember the fun we had doing it.”

Eleven years-old Lucy said the whole school was excited about seeing the video for the first time on Friday.

“It was brilliant,” she said and we all had a great laugh.

“Carie is my auntie and she is a brilliant dancer.

“I’ll watch this video and remember what a great school this was when I move on to my new school,” she said.

You can watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qA6v5rX0sQ