World Record attempt by primary school children and grandparents at summer fair in Colliers Wood

Enjoying the fair: One of the many stalls at the Singlegate summer fair.

Enjoying the fair: One of the many stalls at the Singlegate summer fair.

First published in News Wimbledon Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter - Wimbledon

Primary school children and their mums, dads and grandparents are hoping they are now Guinness World Record holders after doing sit-ups continuously for one minute at a summer fair.

A total of 327 people of all ages took to the floor to do sit-ups under the watchful eye of adjudicators at the Singlegate Primary School summer fair on Saturday, July 12.

The evidence must now be submitted to Guinness World Records Ltd where they will decide whether the participants have broken the existing record of 263 people made in Japan on October 19 last year.

Wimbledon Guardian:

Headteacher Nathalie Bull takes part in the attempt.

Fair co-ordinator Diane Flynn said: "It went really well.

"I didn’t take part, I was making sure everyone was following the rules."

"Sport has been their focus and for them to achieve something like this is great.

"They are very proud."

The participants had to do sit-ups at the same time for one minute continuously in their attempt to break to the record.

Afterwards the potential record breakers made their way to the fair itself, where there was a bouncy castle, refreshments and stalls with goods for sale.

Wimbledon Guardian:

Working hard: People attempting to break to world record. 

The fair, held at the Colliers Wood Recreation Ground, raised £6,000 in sales for the school which is in South Gardens.

There were stalls and live music from the Colliers Wood Chorus and the Colliers Wood International Ukulele Orchestra.

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