DUBAI // GEMS Education pupils set a new world record in honour of National Day on Wednesday by forming the “world’s largest human sentence.”
In all, 6,958 pupils from 35 schools across the country gathered on the sports field of GEMS Modern Academy in Dubai to form the words “Happy National Day.”
Guinness World Record officials were on hand to validate the new record.
“We want to thank our parents, teachers, students and the authorities for their support and enthusiasm in creating such a memorable occasion,” said Dino Varkey, group executive director and board member of GEMS Education.
The previous record was set on May 8 by the Tiens Group of China after 6,262 of the company’s employees were flown to Nice, France for a vacation where they lined up to spell: “Tiens’ dream is Nice in the Cote D’Azur.”