On Friday 24th June, senior pupils and staff took part in a Guinness World record attempt for the ‘Largest Reading Lesson’ – the largest number of pupils simultaneously reading in a lesson.
Organised to mark the National Book Day, the attempt required pupils to read the first chapter of J K Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows.
At 9am, pupils across the school, including principal Mrs Matthews and Assistant Principal, Mrs Atkinson, opened the first chapter of the best-selling Potter book and took part in the largest reading lesson for the required 30 minutes.
Representatives from the Bradford Literature Festival and Daley’s bookshop visited each classroom, acting as independent witnesses to verify the number of participants and authenticate the school’s submission to the renown Guinness World Records organisation.
With 75 schools taking part in the attempt from across the UK, it is estimated that around 7,000 pupils will have opened the first chapter of Harry Potter in the bid to break the world record, which currently stands at 3,509.
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