Going for the World Record!

School awaits world record verdict! Hull Children’s University was there to support a World Record attempt last Friday (13th) with children from Stepney Primary School.

The event, which took place at Hull University, was officially started by Violet Holmes, 5, from Thanet Primary School who was attending as part of a surprise arranged by Hull Children’s University.The event was also hosted by Luke Thornton, Hull Children’s University’s Lifestyle Coach.

The record – officially described as the World’s ‘Largest Language Lesson’ – was attempted via a live ‘webcast’ lesson led by teachers David Andrews and Chris Williams. Pupils at the school joined over 20,000 children from schools in 14 countries in the lesson, which including a number of problem solving challenges followed by a short test! The attempt is now subject to review by officials at Guinness World Records to determine its success in meeting their strict criteria.

The record attempt was supported by Schools Advisory Service, the country’s leading staff absence insurance provider for schools. The company has pledged to donate £1 to Children in Need for every pupil involved in the attempt. The total amount of money raised currently stands at £20,650 and will be donated even if the attempt is not confirmed as successful. Chris Williams said “This is a great moment of pride for every school involved – including for staff and pupils at Stepney Primary School. Its not every day that you attempt a World Record and share a lesson with so many pupils from countries across the world. The schools have had to pull out all the stops to try and meet the strict criteria. Everyone involved can also be extremely proud of the fantastic sum already raised for Children in Need.”

For more information on the World Record Attempt, please contact Chris Williams at: hello@worldrecordlesson.com