Dubai school spells out new bot­tle cap world record

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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.”

Pawan Singh / The Na­tional

Gems Al Bar­sha Na­tional School for Boys in Dubai dis­plays its world record-set­ting bot­tle cap sen­tence

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