Pupils become record breakers with royal art

Pictured are some of the students from Guilsborough school, that took part in an art world record attempt.'They are Ellie Dean-Foster ( 11 ), Freja Leveritt ( 12 ), Isabella Bickerstaff '( 12 ), Matt Ambrose ( 12 ), Cory Gough ( 12 ) & Tom McGrath ( 12 )
Pictured are some of the students from Guilsborough school, that took part in an art world record attempt.'They are Ellie Dean-Foster ( 11 ), Freja Leveritt ( 12 ), Isabella Bickerstaff '( 12 ), Matt Ambrose ( 12 ), Cory Gough ( 12 ) & Tom McGrath ( 12 )
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PUPILS from Guilsborough School have helped to set a new Guinness World record.

The Year Seven pupils, along with more than 200,000 other children across the country have created self portraits. These have been uploaded to an online gallery and the final images were used to create a portrait of The Queen.

This was projected on to the side of Buckingham Palace to coincide with her birthday. The image will also be shown on advertising screens for the rest of the year.

The school’s head of art Rob Bird said: “It has been wonderful to be involved in the UK’s largest ever art project and great to know that the portraits will become part of history.

“It is so exciting to learn that our students have become record breakers as well.”

Mr Bird added: “The students have really loved being involved in this project.

“Normally their work would be put up on a wall but this was obviously something so much bigger and they were very enthusiastic knowing that their work was going to be seen by the whole world.”

The previous record was set in Tel-Aviv in 2009 with 28,267 participants producing an artwork resembling the flag of Israel created out of fingerprints.

To view the record-breaking portrait collection visit www.facebritain.org.uk.