John Gray High School students can now boast that they are world record holders after they broke the record for the most people playing dominos at one time.
A total of 588 students slammed and posed at the school on Walkers Road last Thursday to earn an entry into the Guinness World Records. The old record was 549, set in Venezuela two years ago.
Organiser of the record was teacher Edward ‘Ted’ Todd who said: “This was a unique achievement for the students who stepped up to the plate and fulfilled a genuine team work achievement.
“Education is not only about academic results, but is also about building the student as a whole person fully equipped to take on the challenges of modern day society.
“One of the challenges is working together as a team and the integration of social skills amongst peers. In this respect, I feel that we have achieved more than just a record, we have achieved a sense of togetherness amongst the students and community at John Gray.
“It is no easy task to organise hundreds of students and dozens of guests, officials and teachers to work together to achieve a common goal – but this we did and we should all be justifiably proud of what has happened.”
Mr. Todd also thanked the many officials, volunteers and numerous local businesses that provided motivational prizes. He added: “I would also like to thank everyone at the Ministry of Education, including the Honourable Minister for Education, Training and Employment, Ralston Anglin, who attended the event.
“I would also like to thank those representatives from the Department of Education who also attended and putting their faith in getting this project off the ground.
“Finally everyone at John Gray High School, from the acting Principal, Ms. Monteith to the groundstaff and security and of course the students of John Gray who excelled in every positive way imaginable.”