Staff and pupils of The English School were officially recognized as World Record holders this week when officials at Guinness verified the school’s 60th anniversary record attempt.
After sifting through more than 10 hours of video footage, over one thousand photographs and reading the statements of more than a dozen witnesses, the adjudicators announced that the school had broken the record as of February 13th 2013.
Preparation for the attempt originally began back in October 2012 when a group of children from across the school got together to research and decide on an appropriate record attempt. ‘’The World’s Largest Game of Musical Bumps’’ was suggested by Ashlin Blackburn (5B) because of its simplicity and because it allowed all of the children at TES to be involved.
What followed was four months of carefully preparation and planning as the school got ready to evidence the attempt in accordance with the strict rules and regulations set out by Guinness.
The attempt itself lasted 90 minutes, was enjoyed by 578 participants, supervised by 14 independent stewards and witnessed by 2 independent witnesses with no connection to the school. The evidence collected filled 9 DVDs, all of which had to be time stamped, catalogued and referenced in the record claim.
The school is now the official holder of the record for ‘Largest Game of Musical Bumps’ taking the mantel from the previous holders, St. Michaels RC Primary School (UK) with 425 participants.
The record can now be viewed on the official Guinness World Records website and may also be included in a future publication of the Guinness Book of World Record.
A huge pat on the back to all involved. Well done TES!