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Haddenham schools attempt to break Guinness World Record

Haddenham schools attempt to break Guinness World Record

Published by Charlotte Fisher at 5:51am 12th July 2019. (Updated at 1:19pm 12th July 2019)

Hundreds of children in Haddenham will be singing their hearts out today to try and beat a world record.

Pupils at Haddenham St Mary's and Hadden Community Junior School are attempting to beat the Guinness World Record for the 'most people in a nursery rhyme singing relay'.

The current GWR is 288 and the children are coming together to sing one word each at a time of ‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat’.

Haddenham Schools GWR 2
Lots of kids took part this morning

The event takes place during Haddenham St Mary's ‘specialist week’, where the school selects a topic for the school to focus on and the children follow an exciting timetable of events and activities centred on it.

This week, the children are looking at the theme of ‘Community’ and the GWR challenge brings two Haddenham schools together, as well as members of Haddenham St Mary’s Church and Dr Kate Kennedy, Writer and Broadcaster and parent of a pupil at HSM’s.

Each child has been asked to donate £1 to Child Bereavement UK who are providing a Witness for the record attempt and giving a talk to the children.

Mrs Karen Collett, Headteacher of HSM’s said:

"We are really excited about possibly being in the Guiness book of records.

"We couldn't have done it without the fabulous organisation of our teacher, Mrs Gilbert

"It will be a fabulous finale to our community week and we are so pleased to be able to raise some money for such a worthy charity as Child Bereavement UK.

"A huge thank you to everyone involved.

"Fingers crossed we are successful!"

They are record breakers

The school has updated us this afternoon to tell us they did it and have broken the record. 

Haddenham Schools GWR 3
The pupils taking part in the record breaker event this morning
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