Hats needed for school’s woolly record attempt

HEAD WARMING: Pupils at Great Cornard Middle School want to celebrate the school's 40th anniversary in style.
HEAD WARMING: Pupils at Great Cornard Middle School want to celebrate the school's 40th anniversary in style.

Freezing temperatures have seen an assortment of winter clothes become a staple of everyday wear of late.

But pupils at Great Cornard Middle school will still be donning head warmers when the weather turns hotter as they seek success in an unusual world record attempt.

To mark the Wells Hall Road school’s 40th birthday – which coincides with it closing as the county moves to a two-tier education system – teachers, students and parents will be trying to break the record for the most people wearing a woolly bobble hat in one place.

“We wanted to celebrate our 40th year with something interesting and different,” said headteacher Grace Williams.

“Although we are closing, we are positive about the changes and are hoping to exceed the record.”

The current record stands at 764 and the school is appealing for anyone with a woolly hat to donate it to them at the end of the winter.

“We want the whole community to get involved and it doesn’t matter if the hats don’t have a bobble on as we are starting a bobble-making club,” said Mrs Williams.

“We are really looking forward to it and it is something for the children and the community.”

The record attempt is to take place on May 18. Hats can be donated at the school and at Wells Hall Primary School in Great Cornard.