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Guinness World Record Attempt at GameCity7

GameCity tackles the World’s Largest Practical Science Lesson and looks to smash previous record of 276 people

GameCity, the world’s best-loved videogame culture festival powered by Nottingham Trent University, today announced it will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for World’s Largest Practical Science Lesson as part of GameCity7. The record attempt will take place on Saturday 27th Oct and is supported by Nottingham Science City as part of GameCity7, from October 20-27th. For more details, go to www.gamecity.org

Slime! Rockets! Lab coats! World domination……well, maybe not that last one.

GameCity7 invites attendees to be a part of Nottingham’s history as they test their nerves and tackle several fantastical but harmless science experiments as it aims to break the record for World’s Largest Practical Science Lesson.

It is hoped that up to 400 people will help to smash the current record of 276 participants at the event in Old Market Square from 2pm on Saturday 27 October, which has been organised by Nottingham Trent University’s Schools, Colleges and Community Outreach team and is supported by Nottingham Science City.

GameCity wants members of the public to help the festival go out with a band as they spend the day making history/science experiments/a big mess. Participants will be led through a series of fun experiments for 30 minutes, involving slime, pop rockets and more.

GameCity Director Iain Simons said, “It’s been a while since we last attempted a world record, and with the STEAM School this year we really wanted to commit to building the best school ever. The folks at Nottingham Trent University’s science department have come up with something suitably brilliant. Think less ‘two cans and a piece of string’ and more ‘homemade rockets and volatile chemicals’. But for kids.”

Leading the experiments will be Natash Neale, outreach officer from the Schools, Colleges and Community Outreach team. She said, “We’re swapping textbooks for slime, lab coats and a determination to learn some fun new skills while generally getting a bit messy. The record attempt is a great way for people to not only have fun and try new thing in a safe and educational environment, but also to be a part of history as we show the world why Nottingham is a science city.”

The record attempt is free but participants must be aged 6+ and under 16’s must be supervised by an adult.

GameCity last set a record back in 2009 as part of GameCitySquared when 1227 zombies shuffled in time to Jonathan Coulton’s Re; Your Brains.

The record attempt for World’s Largest Practical Science Lesson is part of GameCity7. For more information on other events at the festival, go to www.gamecity.org

Posted on 17 October 2012

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