SCHOOL pupils will be attempting to break a world record later this month.

They are aiming to create the largest human-formed image of planet earth and will be carrying out the attempt on their school playing fields.

Some 1,000 students and teachers at Bede’s School in Coldharbour Road, Upper Dicker, will be trying to beat the Guinness World Record.

An invitation is also being sent to primary schools and nurseries in the area to join in with the attempt.

The Argus: Bede's pupils at a tree planting event for the jubileeBede's pupils at a tree planting event for the jubilee

The current holders are a group in Japan who gathered 479 people for a picture in 2019.

Bede’s record attempt is part of the chool's Earth Day celebrations on Friday, June 24.

A spokeswoman said: “This is a dedicated day where the whole school focuses its attention on our relationship with planet earth and how we can live together more sustainably. This is a pupil-led initiative and is being co-ordinated by the Bede’s Eco-Schools Group.

The Argus: Picture by Kevin GillPicture by Kevin Gill

“Lunch is to include a sustainable menu designed by pupils. There will be a guest speaker giving an interactive workshop on sustainability – Peter Milne. He has over 25 years’ experience as a teacher and consultant, working mainly in science, environmental, global citizenship and outdoor education.

“This event invites the school community to consider the planet’s resources and environments. It will allow pupils to educate themselves further, celebrate our planet earth and reconfirm important principles of acting together, coming together as a community – both locally and globally to commit to a more sustainable future.”