St Albans school hops into the record books

Alban City School pupils breaking the Guinness World Record

Alban City School pupils breaking the Guinness World Record - Credit: Archant

Families at an inner city school jumped to it to smash a world record for the largest number of people simultaneously hopping on one leg.

They may have looked hopping mad as they gathered at Alban City School in Hatfield Road, but thanks to 490 people turning up, the children and parents hopped their way to a Guinness World Record – which has now been officially confirmed.

Head teacher Janet Goddard said: “We are extremely pleased that the school has achieved a Guinness World Record and it was a really good day to bring the community together.

“It was a cold day but everyone was really enthusiastic. Everybody knows now and we have told the children who were really pleased too.

“We are all really happy and we have been celebrating!”

The previous record was held by a group in Japan who managed 376 people.

To celebrate the news after the event on Saturday, March 21, pupils were treated to an after-school party recently.

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Organiser and PTA member, Louise Restell, who was quietly confident the school had clinched the title, said: “We are thrilled we have officially broken the world record!

“We want thank everyone again who came and took part.

“We had a little celebration for the children, who all seemed very excited, although I’m not sure if that was for getting the record or for the ice lollies!”

Hoppers enjoyed extra activities following the event including a barbecue, Easter Egg Hunt, Spot the Bunny, a chocolate tombola, face painting and a cake stall.