Lincoln school kids and staff lunge their way into the record books

Students and staff from the Priory Witham Academy will have been nursing some aching thighs this weekend after they literally lunged their way to a Guinness World Record.

In support of the national Sport Relief campaign, raising awareness of issues facing vulnerable people across the world, the school hosted a week-long calendar of events.

Staff v students netball matches, circuit competitions, basketball shoot-outs and cake sales culminated with an exciting world record attempt on Friday. March 18.

Pupils from Year 1 to Year 13 were joined by staff to smash the record for most people performing lunges in one place at one time.

Almost 900 school children and staff smashed the world record goal.

Almost 900 school children and staff smashed the world record goal.

They had a record of 804 to beat and a total of 868 people sprang into action on the school’s field throughout a one minute period.

The academy eagerly awaits confirmation of their achievement after submitting its evidence.

Miss Kerry Matthews, one of the organisers at the academy, said: “It was lovely to see all the students and staff outside having some fun. It was a really enjoyable event.

“We had to film and photograph the attempt, obtain signed statements from stewards and get witnesses to detail how the event was run. I had our plans approved by GWR beforehand so I’m really hoping we’ve been successful.”