Eggbuckland Community College hosted 2,226 staff and students in the city who did the macarena dance for over five minutes - setting the new world record for the Largest Macarena dance.
The previous Guinness world record for the largest Macarena dance involved 1,861 participants and was organized by Ancaster High School (Canada) in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada.
Guinness World Records also recognized the Largest mambo dance world record, set by 3,868 people who danced to Pérez Prado's Mambo No. 5 for five minutes at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain.
Along with staff and students of Eggbuckland Community College, other primary schools that took part were Austin Farm Primary School, Compton Primary School, Eggbuckland Vale Primary School, Manadon Vale Primary School, St Edwards Primary School and Widey Court Primary School.
The idea was created by a 16-year old student at Eggbuckland Community College, Daniel Phillips, who is in Year 11.
Along with students, teachers and parents, also present were city councillors Ian and Lynda Bowyer, the Army, Clockwork Audio, Fobeyfitness and the Rotary Club.