Dubai school spells out new bottle cap world record
Four words secured a world record for a Dubai school yesterday.
The use of 13,434 bottle caps, which formed the sentence “Zayed’s ambitions embrace space” in Arabic, made it into the Guinness World Records book thanks to the efforts of pupils from the Gems Al Barsha National School for Boys.
The record – known as the Largest bottle cap sentence – more than doubled the number used by Japan in a sentence comprising 5,009 bottle caps.
At the school, a spokesman from the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre said Hazza Al Mansouri, the first Emirati astronaut to reach the International Space Station, would be proud of the record’s space theme.
“Hazza would be happy to see pupils, young and old, come together to break a record like this,” he said. “One of our main objectives at MBRSC is to inspire youth to reach for the stars and we are proud to say our mission is working.
“This is a great way to honour the Founding Father, Sheikh Zayed, ahead of the upcoming UAE National Day.”
Gems Al Barsha National School for Boys in Dubai displays its world record-setting bottle cap sentence