HUNDREDS of children have attempted to eat their way into the record books.
Schools across Huddersfield took part in the attempt to set a new world record for the most people simultaneously eating a roast dinner.
And they are confident, though the Guinness Book of World Records will take time to confirm if the children beat the current mark of 1,362 people.
Some 170 children, teachers and governors at Lepton CE Junior Infant and Nursery School took part in yesterday’s attempt.
Lepton nine-year-olds Veronica Cowling and Sam Collins brought in cabbage, green beans and carrots from relatives’ allotments.
Finlay Joseph, 10, from Lepton, enjoyed the food. He said: “I had turkey, mashed potatoes and carrots and it was gorgeous.
“We should do it again.”
Fellow school councillor Georgia Howlett, 10, of Lepton, added: “It was a lovely dinner and I think it’s exciting to get into the record book.”
School cook Vicki Barker said: “The children really enjoyed the food and some of them said they would like a roast every day.”
At Kirkburton CE First School 120 children and teachers took part.
Nine guests, including police officers, businessmen and the school crossing patrol, were invited to the school to join in.
Head teacher Jeffrey Trigg said: “We invited people who help the school to come along as a way of saying thank you.”
The bid was linked to a campaign to promote healthy school meals.