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Guinness World Record Attempt

"the most plastic bottle boats launched simultaneously"

1. Sign up and join us on Wednesday 27th June, 2018

Download our fabulous Event Guide!

2,132 Learners

99 Teachers

3 Countries

18 Schools

Welcome to the Challenge!

Our Aim

This is a multiple venues Guinness World Record (GWR) Attempt taking place on Wednesday 27th June, 2018 at 14:00 BST.

Simultaneously at multiple locations around the world thousands of plastic bottle boats will be launched, retrieved and recycled!  

Sign your class up for the Plastic Bottle Challenge and help us simultaneously unite schools in plastic education and an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record.

Record Breakers... yeah!  

Latest Schools

Northease Manor

David Donnelly
1 day 15 hours ago

Springdale First School

Emma Ruddock
1 week 4 days ago

Steam Truck

1 week 6 days ago

Upton Primary School

Tom Gale
2 weeks 2 days ago

Event Guide

Your complete guide to taking part in this unique, global world record attempt

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Be part of the first!

To host a Guinness World Record all you need is:  

  • At least 25 model boats - 1 boat per person
  • All boats into one body of water at your venue's launch, within five seconds,
  • To launch at the same time as all other venues, globally! 
  • Boats that will float for at least 60 seconds
  • All plastic bottles used in your attempt to be recycled
  • To follow the GWR guidelines for taking video and photos

Sign your class up… just 25 learners needed!

'One body of water' could be a large paddling pool, a swimming pool or even open water. Future World Record attempts will be held periodically, allowing time to refresh, but ensuring that if a child takes part more than once it establishes a continuous and progressive learning opportunity through their school life.  We will continue to grow the plastic education resource directory. 

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  • Get Afloat venue

Event Resources

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Boat making resources, articles and case studies to support you in this unique world record attempt.

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