YOUNGSTERS from a Kirklees school celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee by becoming world record breakers.
Pupils from Battyeford CofE Primary School, Mirfield, were part of a successful attempt to break the Guinness world record for the most artists working on the same installation.
Year 1 to year 6 pupils from Battyeford were among 201,948 UK youngsters involved in Face Britain.
They created self-portraits and uploaded them onto the Face Britain online gallery, brought to life by PhotoBox.
Their achievement has been officially acknowledged by Guinness World Records.
At the end of the year, they will also become part of living history when the collection of portraits is handed over to The British Library, to provide a lasting legacy and a vibrant snapshot of the 2012 generation.
All the self-portraits were combined to form an image of the Queen which was projected onto Buckingham Palace for three nights in April, to coincide with Her Majesty’s birthday.
The image and the children’s portraits were also shown on the national network of BBC Big Screens/Olympic Live Sites and on a network of screens in train stations and shopping centres.
Battyeford CofE is strongly committed to the arts and has a nationally recognised team of specialist teachers.
Art teacher Mrs Natalie Deane said “It’s a wonderful achievement by our pupils, who were the only participating children from a school in our locality.”