Schoolchildren help smash world record on National Libraries dayBy Laura Herbert
February 27, 2013
Schoolchildren in Wokingham helped smash a Guinness World Record for National Libraries Day.
The Emmbrook, The Holt and Luckley-Oakfield Schools were among 120 schools that took part in the nationwide Parallel Universe workshop to break the world record for the most people writing a story.
The record was unofficially broken on Wednesday, February 6, with around 1,300 pupils, beating the previous record of 953 people in five venues.
The official result is due in around six weeks.
Barbara Band, head of library and resources at The Emmbrook School, said: “There were about 120 schools signed up from across Scotland, England and Wales. “The children were given the start of a story written by author Matt Haig and they had to write one or two sentences. I have received 1,300 stories but they are still not all in.”