STUDENTS danced in the rain during a surprise flash mob to launch an Olympics sporting competition.
More than 80 pupils at Weald Junior School, in Robin Hood Drive, Harrow, took to the playground on Friday lunchtime last week and showed off their dancing skills to the rest of the school, who knew nothing about the event.
The year six pupils danced to a mix of different songs for seven minutes as the rain poured down, after practising for weeks under the guidance of teacher, Azra Hussain.
Ridwaan Koshin, 11, said: “It was amazing, I loved every minute of it.
“The hardest part was keeping it a secret from the rest of the school, but it was really good fun and by the end other students were joining in and they cheered really loudly at the end.
“Afterwards we just all walked off and pretended that nothing had happened.”
The school is running a competition for students to win tickets for the London 2012 Olympics this summer, which were given to the school, and the flash mob was just one of a series of events the school is holding in the run up to the Games.
A flash mob is when a group of people assemble suddenly in a public place to perform for a brief time, giving the impression of being spontaneous.
They became popular after high-profile television adverts featured them then went viral on the internet.