Pupils of GEMS Education set an amazing new record in Dubai last week to honour the UAE 44th national day, celebrated on 2 December in remembrance of the country’s formal nationalisation from the British Protectorate Treaties in 1971 and the union of the seven emirates.
A total of 6,958 participants from 35 different schools formed the words “HAPPY NATIONAL DAY” and broke the record for the Largest human sentence, significantly raising the total of 6,262 which was achieved by Tiens Group (China), in Nice, France, on 8 May 2015.
Each student wore a white t-shirt and cap to ensure the final image was one block of colour.
Guinness World Records adjudicator Samer Khallouf was on hand to count and verify the number of participants, before presenting an official certificate confirming the group’s incredible success.
Speaking to the Khaleej Times, GEMS Modern Academy pupil Mohammed Abdullah Ahmad said: “It was a wonderful experience being part of breaking a world record. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and I got it.”
GEMS Education latest success comes after they set a new world record during last year’s celebrations, when a huge group of children became the Most nationalities singing a national/regional anthem simultaneously, with 119. Watch the video here