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Article by Editorial | 2nd June 2019

Benenden School's Cookie World Record Bid!

Pupils from Benenden School created an enormous version of the school logo using more than 3,300 cookies in an attempt to set a new world record.

The girls were hoping to set a new official Guinness World Record for the longest continuous line of cookies – the current record stands at 1,916 cookies, set last year in Turkey, but the pupils laid a 315m long line of 3,336 cookies, spelling out the ‘B’ from Benenden’s well-known logo.

The attempt had to be carried out following strict instructions and the girls will now submit all their evidence to the judges and keep their fingers crossed until they hear whether their efforts have been ratified and the world record is theirs.

As part of the challenge, the girls had to be involved in the creation of the cookies so across three evenings every girl in Year 7-11 had the chance to cut the dough into cookie shapes.

The entire event was conceived by the girls themselves and was the culmination of weeks of planning and hard work. It was run by prefects on their so-called Muck-Up Day, a traditional day when the Sixth Formers who leave Benenden in the summer take charge of the school, excluding lessons of course!

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