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PRESS RELEASE – Monday 16th November 2015

School awaits world record verdict!

Pupils at [INSERT SCHOOL NAME] took part in a World record attempt last Friday (13th) - all whilst raising money for Children in Need.

The record - officially described as the World's 'Largest Simultaneous Lesson in Multiple Locations' – was attempted via a live ‘webcast’ lesson led by teachers David Andrews and Chris Williams. Pupils at the school joined over 35,000 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 [INSERT NAME OF 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:

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