Published October 13, 2011
How do you break a world record? This was the question middle school video journalism students at Queen of Angels School were asked as part of a group project last year. Instead of just researching how it was done in the past, the Queen of Angels students decided to actually attempt to break a world record. And the Guinness Book of World Records recently announced Queen of Angels School as the world record holder for the biggest game of hide and seek with 245 participants.
The students will be honored by the Roswell City Council on Monday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
The middle school students, with the help of their faculty advisors, researched and submitted a proposal to the Guinness Book of World Records in March to attempt to break the record held by a group in Shiga, Japan, with 188 hide-and-seek participants. The proposal was approved by Guinness Book of World Records on April 18.
The attempt took place on May 6 on the three-acre soccer fields adjacent to the Roswell school. The record-breaking game, which lasted about an hour, included Roswell City Council and Rotary Club representatives as witnesses to the event.
“We are so proud of our video journalism students and the initiative they have shown toward this project. They have been hands-on from the very beginning and displayed great organization skills and enthusiasm,” said Erin Molter, video journalism teacher.
The new record is noted on the Guinness World Records website at: www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records/largest-game-of-hide-and-seek.
Queen of Angels School, led by Dr. Kathy Wood, is an archdiocesan Catholic school serving kindergarten through eighth grades located at 11340 Woodstock Road, Roswell. More information about the school is available at www.qaschool.org.