Hopping to it for record attempt at St Albans school

Families hop on the spot in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record to have the most amount of people hopping on the spot in one place at Alban City school

Families hop on the spot in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record to have the most amount of people hopping on the spot in one place at Alban City school

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Being legless proved a big draw for around 500 people on Saturday who were hoping to hop their way into a Guinness world record .

They gathered at Alban City School in Hatfield Road to try and break the record for the largest number of people simultaneously hopping on one leg.

The current record is held by a group in Japan, who managed 376 people, but organiser and Alban City PTA member, Louise Restell, is confident they have clinched the title.

She said: “We had over 500 people join in. I don’t know what I expected, but I was marshalling people into the grounds and I thought I was going to have to go to the market in search of more people.

“It went really, really well. Unofficially we got enough people but we have to wait for the official results. There were a number of stewards and cameras there to judge if all the people were doing it properly.”

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,

Louise added: “There was an amazing atmosphere, the day was really incredible. All in all it went very well; we just have to hope that we did everything right.”

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