English lesson for 3000+ students from 62 countries
(12-2-2016, Sydney, Australia) – 3000 students participated in a forty-five minute to one hour long English lesson at Bondi Beach in an attempt to set the world’s record for “Guinness World Records”. The event was sponsored by the Universities of Australia, Wollongong, Macquarie, Western Sydney, as well as many Australian English language schools and other educational institutions. (biggestenglish.com)
Another large sponsor was the NSW Technical and Further Education Commission (TAFE NSW). They are the top provider of vocational training and education.
The Fiji Times reported the event was also held in conjunction with English Australia, the National Peak Body for the international Australia’s English language education sector. Event Founder, Priscila Duarte, explains the reasoning behind the venture.
“There is a real need to increase awareness both here and abroad that studying in Australia is not only world class, but has countless benefits to our economy. I speak to so many people who are completely unaware of just how beneficial international education is to our economy…”
According to The Sydney Morning Herald, education is the third export of Australia generating approximately $19.6 billion in 2015.
There was live music and prizes to be won for the participating students. A good time was had by all the participants (teachers, organizers, and students). Now we have to wait for the people from “Guinness World Records” to approve the evidence and issue the certificate for the Largest English Lesson Ever!
For a full list of sponsors and photographs of the event.