CHILDREN at a school in Nayland were thrilled to discover their creative efforts had helped break a world record this week.
More than 260 pupils aged between four and 11 from Littlegarth School had spent several weeks creating self-portraits as part of Face Britain, a national project which saw 201,948 pictures combined to form an image of the Queen.
This was projected onto Buckingham Palace to mark the Queen’s birthday in April, and on Monday the children were told that it had broken the Guinness World Record for most artists working on the same art installation.
Rosemary Butterworth, head of art and design technology at Littlegarth School, said: “We made the big announcement and the children were all really excited. There was a collective intake of breath and they loved it.”
The children will all be presented with certificates to show they broke the Guinness World Record, which was previously held by 28,267 participants in Tel-Aviv, who produced an artwork resembling the flag of Israel made from fingerprints.