Abu Dhabi Has A New Guinness World Record And It Has Something To Do With Astronauts

by Deeplata Garde
Abu Dhabi Has A New Guinness World Record And It Has Something To Do With Astronauts

Etching your name in the book of Guinness World Records is not as easy as it looks. But Repton School of Abu Dhabi has made its mark. But the reason to break the record is even more guess-worthy! From Year 2 to Year 7, 940 Repton students, teachers, and staff members took part in the event that broke records. They achieved the title of the largest gathering of people dressed as astronauts.

Spacesuits & More To Break A Guinness World Record

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The event took place on Tuesday, 25 October 2022. Everybody designed their outfits according to the set guidelines provided by the department. Participants spent hours planning and manufacturing their own headgear for the astronaut costumes. They geared up their country flags on their arms to highlight the varied UAE community that Repton Abu Dhabi’s students represent.

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The IGCSE and A-level curriculum offered at the Fry Campus serves students in Years 2 through 13. The modern style and features offer an advanced educational environment and top-notch sports facilities. The ADEK gave Repton Abu Dhabi an ‘Outstanding’ rating.

To confirm that the conditions were satisfied to break the world record, a representative adjudicator from Guinness World Records was present on the scene.

A Similar Record Previously Took Place In The UK

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The first such event took place at Derry, Londonderry in the United Kingdom on 23 April 2022.  Nerve Centre — Our Place In Space in the United Kingdom was the initial one to achieve the same accomplishment. Students from Repton Abu Dhabi are attempting their first Guinness World Records title with this effort.

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