School’s mass dance Guinness World Record attempt

2017-04-13 06:02
<Learners and staff from Despatch Preparatory will attempt to have a Guinness World Record in their name by having the most people to perform an African mass dance.      Photo:SUPPLIED

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Despatch Preparatory or “the school on the hill” will be attempting a Guinness World record on Friday, 21 April 2017, in the form of a mass African dance performed by all their learners and staff.

The current record is held by an African dance group that entered 503 participants. Despatch Preparatory will be entering 526 dancers ranging in age from 5 to 62 years.

“The previous dance attempt was performed by adults. So, our attempt is a little more daunting but we are very enthusiastic and excited to bring this type of exposure to our little town,” said acting principal Madeléne Sachse.

According to Anjé Kritzinger, head of the events committee at the school, it is quite an effort to enter for a Guinness World Record.

“But it definitely is worth the effort.

“It has taken our staff weeks of practice and time offerings, but we know the value of this project to our learners and our school.”

Luister!FM will be broadcasting live from the event at the school and local photographer Annelie Jonker will be taking the photographic evidence for the Guinness World Record portfolio.

“The school invites the public to watch us attempting our mass dance on Friday, 21 April at 09:00.

“So please come and join in all the festivities of this once-in-a-lifetime event,” said Jonker.

The Guinness World Record attempt forms part of Despatch Preparatory’s event celebrating the school’s 45th year.

(-Heilie Combrinck)

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