Then final two steps...
Step two: to break the record, every pupil in all the registered schools will need to pledge to take part. From Monday 17 April every registered school will be sent a special link to do this with full instructions and pupils will need to take the pledges by Friday 12 May.
Don’t worry, it won’t take too long – the pupils can make their pledge in their classrooms, and it will take less than 10 minutes for a class of 30 or so to make their pledges, as long as they have access to an interactive screen.
Step three: Run, jog, walk or wheel one mile in your school between Monday 17 April and Friday 12 May!
What happens next?
All the pledges will be carefully counted and checked to see if there are more than 241,675 different pledges in total. If any of the information isn’t correct, it won’t be included in the attempt. We should know if we have broken the record by the end of May – we will email schools to let them know.
Will schools get a Guinness World Records certificate?
Yes. If we are successful, then each participating school will receive one certificate free of charge from Guinness World Records. It will be yours to keep and display in school.
Can we purchase additional certificates?
The school will receive one certificate free of charge. If further certificates are required, the schools, as well as parents and carers, will have the opportunity to purchase additional certificates if they wish to do so. Further details about this will be sent by the end of May (if we are successful!).