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Pupils help smash wacky world record

Taylor Hedge (12), Sam Kirke (12) and Sam Hewitt (12),  prepare their rocket for launch during the World Record attempt at Nene Park Academy

Taylor Hedge (12), Sam Kirke (12) and Sam Hewitt (12), prepare their rocket for launch during the World Record attempt at Nene Park Academy

Youngsters from Nene Park Academy shot off 140 water rockets in just 24 hours as they played their part in setting a new Guinness world record.

To set a new record, a total of 1,000 rockets across the country must have been sent into the sky between noon on Wednesday and noon on Thursday.

In total, a staggering 2,575 rockets were known to have been set off all iver the country.

The event has been organised in collaboration with the University of Central Lancashire and NASA and is part of an attempt to launch the most water rockets across the world within 24 hours.

The Academy organised taking part in the attempt as part of its taster day for primary school pupils who will be joining in September.

A spokesperson for the Academy said: “We wanted to organise something special to welcome the new students.

“The record attempt will given them a chance to meet and work together with other students and to find out how much fun science can be.“

This story will be updated later today after the pupils find out if they have broken the record.

 

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