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Corsham children in bid to beat walking bus record
8:00am Sunday 1st July 2012 in News
Children from Corsham Regis Primary School supported road safety charity Brake’s attempt to smash its own world record for a walking bus.
Up and down the country, schools annually hold a giant walking bus to attempt to break their record set on June 17, 2009, by 119,697 participants from 403 schools.
Supporting this year’s event, part of the Kids Say Slow Down campaign, were around 150 pupils who walked from the school, in Kings Avenue, to Corsham Court.
Teacher Sarah Harris said: “It went really well, the weather was great and the children enjoyed it.”
The pupils’ walking bus was supported by parents, governors, PCSO Shaun Redmond and Corsham councillor Allan Bosley.
Mrs Harris said: “I’d like to thank everyone who supported the walking bus as well as the people at Corsham Court who welcomed us to the grounds.”
A spokesperson for Brake said the charity is still collecting data from the participating schools but estimates that around 120,000 children gave their support to the giant walking bus.
It will be officially announced if the world record was broken in next few weeks once all the information has been tallied.