Katie Price's son Harvey sets world record with longest train drawing EVER

By Eleonora Pilastro
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Split image Harvey and Katie Price

Katie Price’s oldest son Harvey Price is officially a Guinness World Records title holder after completing the world’s longest train drawing (II). 

Starting his mammoth challenge on 19 June, Harvey successfully completed an impressive 21.3 m (approximately 65 ft 6 in) long and 1 m (3 ft 2 in) wide drawing of a Thameslink train – making it the longest drawing of a train EVER. 

To put that into context, the colourful art piece measures the length of 10 standard-sized doors. 

Its length also equals four giraffes... if they were lying down head to toe.

The record has been attempted in collaboration with UK-based charity Mencap to celebrate Learning Disability Week 2023, and was achieved under the Guinness World Records impairments initiative (II)

The certificate presentation took place at Harvey's school, National Star College, in Cheltenham, UK, almost one month on from the beginning of his attempt.

The challenge showcased Harvey's creative skills while celebrating his passion for trains, which had been previously explored during the tender BBC documentary Katie Price: Harvey & Me, which he starred in alongside his reality star mum, Katie.

Harvey Prices train drawing

At the age of 21, Harvey has already proved that he can face challenges head-on.  

Harvey was born with septo-optic dysplasia, a disorder of early brain development which affects his sight, as well as Prader-Willi syndrome.

Prader-Willi syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by learning difficulties that can cause behavioural challenges.

His proud mum Katie said: “I'm absolutely thrilled for Harvey; I can't believe he's got his own Guinness World Records title! It's fantastic! He's worked so hard on completing his drawing and I think he's done amazingly well. We officially have a Guinness World Record holder in the family and everyone is so happy for him."

Harvey Price holding GWR certificate

The impairments classifications grant reasonable adjustments to be made for record attempts to ensure inclusiveness and offer a level playing field for all individuals.  

The impairment initiative (II) allows for competitive titles to be created and monitored.

This may include:

  • Reasonable adjustments: to ensure that the impaired challenger is not at a disadvantage to someone who is not impaired when attempting a Guinness World Records title. 
  • Positive action: the implementation of measures to increase representation amongst underrepresented groups of people.
 
 
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Harvey's challenge kicked off Mencap's Learning Disability Week 2023, which began on 19 June. 

On the same day, Coventry-based campaigner Heidi Crowter also smashed the record for most celebrity birthdays identified in three minutes (II) achieving an impressive result. 

Like Harvey, Heidi is part of the Mencap’s Myth Busters - exceptional ambassadors who advocate for equal rights.

Every day, these outstanding individuals challenge stereotypes around learning disabilities.

Although he originally planned to undertake the challenge with 10 of his friends who also have learning disabilities, Harvey eventually decided to tackle the illustration on his own. 

Today, his record was made official during a certificate presentation at his school. 

There, Harvey could bask in his success and celebrate his brand new record title with his friends and professors, as well as Mencap representatives.

Guinness World Records Adjudicator Will Munford was also present to award Harvey a coveted GWR certificate. 

"Record breaking must be open for everyone and working with Mencap to be able to offer these new record titles under our Impairments Initiative is fantastic," said Will before the ceremony.

"This record in particular that Harvey has achieved showcases artistic talent, the patience and focus required to set a Guinness World Records title and it is an honour to adjudicate it."

Katie Price holding GWR certificate next to Harvey

Mencap UK

Approximately 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability. 

That is why the British charity Mencap UK supports individuals in need, as well as their families and caretakers, actively promoting a vision where everyone is listened to, included and valued. 

As an organization, Mencap also focuses on educating society. 

Campaigning alongside people with learning disabilities, they promote a fairer society and continuously challenge the preconceptions - and misconceptions - around learning disabilities.

“Learning disability is not a mental illness or a learning difficulty, such as dyslexia,” Mencap reports. 

“People with a learning disability can take longer to learn new things and may need support to develop new skills, understand difficult information and engage with other people. The level of support someone needs is different with every individual.”

 
 
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Harvey is one of Mencap's Myth Busters, a team of ambassadors championed by the charity. 

Working across different fields, from sports to advocacy to modelling, they continuously battle preconceptions about what it means to live life with a learning disability.

Harvey’s achievement resonated far beyond the immediate celebration. 

His record-breaking feat inspires everyone to challenge stereotypes, shining a light on the immense steps that society still needs to make to create a more inclusive and accessible world.

We are sure that Harvey and the other Myth Busters at Mencap UK will continue showcasing their abilities and celebrating equality, talent and inclusiveness. 

In the meantime, we can’t wait to see what records they will break next.

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