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Stepney boys helped set a world record for virtual 'keepy-uppy'

PUBLISHED: 16:00 14 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:52 05 October 2010

FOUR games mad fans from Stepney helped set a world record for the biggest ever game of virtual keepy-uppy . Jamie Nouls, John Nouls, Walid Alghiabouz and Norful Alghiabouz from Stepney, joined 180 other children to act as a giant human joystick .

FOUR games mad fans from Stepney helped set a world record for the biggest ever game of virtual 'keepy-uppy'.

Jamie Nouls, John Nouls, Walid Alghiabouz and Norful Alghiabouz from Stepney, joined 180 other children to act as a giant 'human joystick' .

The four boys from Stepney were joined by former England and Liverpool football star and gaming fan, Jamie Redknapp, who lead the bid to enter the Guinness Book of World Records.

The challenge was part of the launch of Disney XD, a new children's tv channel which is especially aimed at boys.

The Stepney quartet joined in the challenge in London's

Oxford Street where a giant television screen and live detection webcam connected to a series of computers tracked each child's movement as they headed straight into the record books.

The crowd's collective actions controlled a single game character and successfully kept a header-rally going.


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