Jubilee Record Attempt
28 February 2012, 12:57
People, schools and community groups in Milton Keynes are being asked to help create the world's longest line of bunting, to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Milton Keynes' Parks Trust - the charity that looks after the new city's parks and green spaces - want to beat the current world record. That stands at more than 2,700 metres of bunting, equivalent to 1.7 miles.
Julie Dawes, Events Coordinator at The Parks Trust, said: "The current world record was set by Malbank Secondary school, Nantwich in 2010 with 2,737.72m of bunting.
"We’re aiming for 12,500 triangles (or 2.5 miles) so if every single child in MK makes just one triangle then we would beat the previous record by miles!"
Because it's the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year, the Trust are asking for bunting to represent the commonwealth countries of the world. This could be flags of commonwealth countries or pictures depicting the different countries' culture, national animal or sports.
The Trust say bunting flags should be sewn onto bias binding tape leaving 40cm clear at each end of the tape so that it can be attached to the record breaking attempt. You can download a bunting template and get further information on the challenge from www.theparkstrust.com.
All entries need to be handed in to The Parks Trust Headquarters at Campbell Park Pavilion by Friday 25 May 2012. The bunting will be exhibited for everyone to see in Campbell Park on Tuesday 5 June 2012 between 2pm and 6pm at The Parks Trust’s Diamond Jubilee Garden Party.
Pictured: Parks Trust rangers Nicky Saunders, Julie Dawes and Jess Smith who are leading the Milton Keynes World Record Bunting Attempt.