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.
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.”