Over 2,000 children in Samba world record attempt

Children from across Lincolnshire attempted to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest Samba band and must now wait for the official result.

2,279 pupils and staff from 33 Lincolnshire schools took part in the event, which took place at Lincoln City’s stadium Sincil Bank on Tuesday, June 26.

As previously reported, it would beat the current record for the world’s largest Samba band which stands at 1,675 participants if successful.

The world record attempt is a culmination of the ‘Samba City’ project delivered in schools by Lincolnshire Music Education partner Louder than Life Ltd.

Every school had one one-hour workshop of practice prior to the on the day rehearsal and main event.

Managing Director at Larger than Life Ltd Tim Brain. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Managing Director at Larger than Life Ltd Tim Brain told The Lincolnite: “It’s been an amazing experience, it’s been a scary experience, but I hope it’s one that the children will never forget.

“I hope it’s something that they will look back on in a couple of years and think oh yeah we did that, we broke a Guinness World Record.”