Photo: Children at the Robert Ogilvie Elementary School enjoying a Robert Munsch book – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca
A world record attempt was held at the Robert Ogilvie Elementary School this afternoon.
Over 300 students took part in the nation-wide event. They tried to break the record set by the U.S. for the most children reading with an adult.
Principal Lucy Gibson talks about how the school got involved in this project.
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Five Robert Munsch books were chosen to be read during the half hour reading. The school, along with the public library that also participated, won’t know for a couple of days if they helped break the record.
Gibson says even if Canada falls short of the goal, the students had fun trying.
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The current record is 78,791 set by the U.S. in 2006.