Rockingham students bring fun to tin foil hat world record attempt

L-R: Year 12 students Kayla Webb and Rikki Waenga with teacher, Isaac Thomas.
L-R: Year 12 students Kayla Webb and Rikki Waenga with teacher, Isaac Thomas.

ROCKINGHAM Senior High School students smashed their attempt at a Guinness World Record today.

With the intent of bringing a sense of connectedness and community between students, the record they attempted was the ‘largest gathering of people wearing a tin foil hat’.

RSHS School Captain Joshua Gray said the school easily broke the record with 792 people.

“This event was aimed at helping build community spirit and really bringing some fun into the school as a way to connect with each other,” he said.

“Everyone is working hard to bring a positive image to our school.”

“We easily beat the record with 792 students in the one place. They had to sit for five minutes for the record to be broken.”

He said there are many types of records wearing different types of hats but they wanted to focus on the environment and not create rubbish.

“The reason we chose to do it because aluminium foil can be recycled so there was nothing wasted from this attempt.”

It was a new record that the group created and set.

To make it a record they had to have more than 250 people doing the activity in the one place.

Until registered and verified with officials from Guinness World Records it is an unofficial record.