Guinness World Records is pleased to announce its partnership with the National Schools Partnership (NSP), where UK primary school children aged 7–11 are encouraged to dream big.

Using content from Guinness World Records 2019, Wild Things and Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition, children can partake in the Read Big. Dream Big. literacy programme, which encourages them to set ambitious goals while developing their reading, writing and speaking skills.

By visiting the NSP website, teachers can download resources including an activity sheet, competition leaflet, assembly presentation and teachers notes.


The activity sheets encourage pupils to imagine themselves as record holders using their creative writing skills. The interactive assembly PowerPoint allows them to discover lots of different record holders and learn about their achievements, and the teacher’s notes guide you through the activities and competition.

You can also view an inspirational video of Guinness World Records’ Editor-in-Chief, Craig Glenday, talking about the 2019 book stars.

As part of the in-classroom activity, pupils can craft motivational speeches and create posters; inspired by what they have read from this year’s books. This forms the structure of our Read Big. Dream Big competition.


The competition

Pupils must create an inspirational poster about one of the amazing record holders they have learnt about and share it with the other children in their school.

Pupils/ teachers must submit entries before Friday 23 November. For details on how to enter visit the NSP website.

The winning pupil will receive a tablet and GWR goodie bag including a colouring pencil set, a Big Dreams notepad, a portable charger, a pop socket and copies of Guinness World Records 2019, Wild Things, and Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition.

The rest of the winning pupil’s class will each receive a goodie bag and the three Guinness World Records books.