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Our attempt to be part of a world record

- May 1, 2013

Visitors to The Infants’ Home’s Annual Art Show had their chance to get their hands on a world record – literally.

Family Day Care Australia (FDCA) has been calling on all hands to help set a new Guinness World Record for the world’s largest collage of individual cut-out handprints.

The current world record of 30,006 was set by the Scout Association in the UK in 2007.

The Infants' Home is now one of thousands of providers in FDCA's national network that has contributed handprints to claim a new record.

More than 450 centres around Australia, as well as 16,000 home educators, have been urged to join the record attempt.

Our involvement

Organisers set up their stall inside our activities tent where they helped people to create a handprint cut-out, complete a checklist, and sign witness statements to ensure the record is legitimate.

To maintain the integrity of the Guinness World Record system, attempts require validation by two independent witnesses.

The attempt at the world record is being organised by FDCA to help celebrate Family Day Care Week, which is from May 6-12.

FDCA will collate the handprints and hopes to have a record certificated by July.

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