Record breaking pupils

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Children from Ripon’s Moorside Infant School have made it into the Guinness Book of Records by submitting self-portraits to Face Britain, helping the project gain the title for most artists working on a piece of art.

The pupils will become part of history later this year when their self-portraits are given to the British Library to create a record of the Britain in 2012.

The children’s self portraits were combined to form an image of HM The Queen that was projected onto Buckingham Palace for three nights in April, to coincide with Her Majesty’s Birthday. The Queen’s image and children’s portraits were showcased simultaneously on the national network of BBC big screens and Olympic sites and on digital advertising screens in train stations and shopping centres across the UK. The children’s individual portraits will continue to be shown across 200 screens until the end of 2012.

Mrs Walburn, a teacher from Moorside Infant School said “It’s been wonderful to be involved in the UK’s largest ever art project and great to know that the portraits will become part of history. It’s so exciting to learn that our pupils have become record breakers as well.