Largest human image of a waving flag: world record set in Abu Dhabi (VIDEO)
ABU DHABI, UAE -- A total of 4,130 students joined hands in Abu Dhabi to set a new record for the world's largest human waving flag to mark the UAE National Day, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Over 4,130 students from GEMS Education schools in the UAE gathered to form the 'World's Largest Human Waving Flag' and set a world record. The students, from GEMS Cambridge International School - Abu Dhabi, and GEMS United Indian School, were all dressed in the National flag colors, creating an image of the country's flag waving. (enlarge photo)
The new world record was set at the GEMS Cambridge International School playground by 4,130 students from Abu Dhabi's GEMS Cambridge International School and GEMS United Indian School dressed in national flag colours, creating an image of the UAE flag waving.
Dino Varkey, GEMS Education CEO, in a statement said: "By creating the 'World's Largest Human Waving Flag', we wanted to pay a tribute to the UAE and the achievements of our visionary leaders. Celebrating this occasion is a proud tradition we will continue at GEMS Education and I would like to thank all the students, teachers and parents who have supported the event with such great enthusiasm."
It was a delightful sight as principal and CEO of Cambridge International School Kelvin Hornsby went around encouraging thousands of students with 'together we can' chants, pep talks and instructions for the task ahead. "It's part of everyday life here. Every member is expected to play their part in the team. I may have the title of principal and CEO but I am just one of the team members," said Hornsby.