WORLD Cup fever is starting to take hold with fans of all ages getting into the spirit of the game.

Two York teachers helped to spread the passion further by staging a live gig of their unofficial football anthem for these supporters at Hempland Primary School.

Robin Parmiter and Ian Wilson, aka Disco Mister, surprised pupils at the Heworth school with a rousing performance of their internet hit song, Bring it Home, which was launched as a single on Monday.

"It was great fun," said Robin. "The kids joined in with the singing and actions. We said at the beginning we wanted to send as much noise, passion and belief across the Atlantic to Brazil, and if that didn't do it I don't know what will."

The Huntington School teachers were approached by music project Band Crusade to release their song, and are using the single to raise money for two charities reflecting their love of teaching and football - the Anne Maguire Educational Fund in memory of the stabbed Leeds teacher, and the Bobby Moore Fund for bowel cancer research.

The pair now hope their song which will be eligible for the UK charts will make it into the Top 40 to ensure it receives more national air-time and raise even more for the two causes. Bring It Home is on sale through iTunes, Amazon and other online shops.

Robin admits being "shocked" by all the interest in Bring It Home which has attracted 83,846 views on Youtube, more than 5,400 Twitter followers and been endorsed by Clare Balding, Miranda Hart and Jack Whitehall among others.

"We're really enjoying it," he said. "It doesn't get better than seeing lots of young people really enjoying it and getting into the World Cup spirit."

Hempland head teacher Stuart Outram said Disco Mister's performance had added to the mounting World Cup excitement in school where children have been learning the different flags, discovering how much football players earn and taking part in sweep stakes.