Walbottle Campus and Search Newcastle are working together to attempt a Guinness World Record to create the largest human image of the sun, which will be sponsored by recruitment company, The Education Network.
Taking place on Tuesday 9th July, they are expecting to attract over 1200 participants, including students of Walbottle Campus and community members to form the shape of the sun, which will be captured from above using a drone.
The Guinness World record attempt marks the 40th anniversary of Search Newcastle. Search Newcastle is one of the oldest voluntary projects in the West of Newcastle, set up in the mid 1970’s to help the welfare of local pensioners.
Walbottle Campus is a secondary school and sixth form situated in the outer west of Newcastle and have an ongoing relationship with Search Newcastle. They have been collaboratively involved in intergenerational projects, providing opportunities for the students and older people to learn from each other, challenge stereotypes and build positive relationships with each other.
The proceeds raised from the event will be split between Search Newcastle and Friends of Walbottle, the school charity of Walbottle Campus, who are currently raising funds to install a 3G pitch at Walbottle Campus.
Ms Lord, Head Teacher of Walbottle Campus said: “A Guinness World Record attempt is such an exciting opportunity for our students to be involved with. We are delighted that Search Newcastle chose us to partner with and the event will bring the school and charity together to celebrate and promote awareness of the benefits of intergenerational work, all with the assistance of our sponsors The Education Network”.
Recruitment Services Director at The Education Network said, “This is a great opportunity to help sponsor a local charity and one of our partner schools. It is a day of true community spirit and we are glad to be a part of it.”