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Breaking the Guinness World Record (for number of people walking one kilometre at the same time)

Kent Road Elementary (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
School Division:  Winnipeg School Division
Student Population (approximate):  260
Grade Level:  N-6

Contact:  Diane Zakala, Administrator
Phone Number:  (204) 669-1228
Email:  dzakala@wsd1.org

Health topics:

  • Physical activity
  • Healthy Eating

Individuals involved:

  • 235 students
  • 30 staff including the principal, teachers and educational assistants
  • Parents, siblings and grandparent

Target group:

  • Students
  • Staff
  • Parents and family members

Factors that contributed to success:

  • Administrative support
  • Organization by physical education teacher

Details:

  • On October 3, 2007 our school joined the Walkolution and broke the existing Guinness Book of Records for the largest number of people walking one kilometre at the same time.
  • Students collected pledges to raise funds for the school for physical education equipment.
  • Everyone received apple juice following the walk.

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