The excitement is building at Dalriada School as the pupils and staff prepare to welcome the Ballymoney community to the playing fields at St James’s Road on May 28, in an attempt to get into the Guinness Book of World Records.
The School has invited the community to kick-start their bank holiday weekend in record breaking fashion by setting a new world record for the largest human currency symbol. 801 people are needed to break the current record which was set by the St Paul Indore Alumni Association, India, on December 22, 2015.
Principal Tom Skelton said: “This is an event for the Ballymoney Community, hosted by Dalriada School. When we first came up with the idea to do this, the initial thinking was that we could take a Friday afternoon in September, bring out all our pupils and staff, form up the symbol and break the record.
“Then we thought about it and decided that the only good that did for anyone was for the school and if we were going to do something as big as this, we wanted it to belong to Ballymoney as a whole and not just the school. Breaking a world record will bring a real sense of accomplishment to all involved; it will be a chance to make history in Ballymoney, give you a chance to say that ‘I was there’ and that ‘I am a world record holder’. It’s a great opportunity to do that surrounded by family, friends and the local community. “With that in mind we have invited as many people as we can via letters, emails and social media, if we had carrier pigeons we would have used them too, because we not only want to break this record, we want to smash it.”
If you want to help make history join Dalriada School on May 28 at 10am. Everyone is welcome as Ballymoney gets set to get its name in one of the most famous books in the world.