Photo from: stationeryinfo.com
On Saturday, the Philippines has a set a new world record for having the longest line of pencils.
According to Manila Times, the event was held at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena in Pasay City. 2,000 students aged 14 to 17 participated on the event and they formed a line of pencils measuring up to 859 meters.
This has beaten the record held by Germany in 2015 at 459 meters.
The event was for the celebration of the National Children’s Month and the launching of the 1 Million Lapis campaign aimed at collecting one million pencils for donation to underprivileged children.
Representatives from the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Manuel Nague of the Land Registration Authority (LRA) confirmed that the record has been broken. They led the survey and measurement during the event.
Documents and details of this feat will be submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records for review.
All the pencils were donated and will be given to remote provinces across the country.
Apparently, the success of this event opened the possibility of launching a similar project that will include other school supplies like bags and notebooks.
This may seem a simple achievement, but the underlying reasons for a good cause go leaps and bounds. Hopefully, a lot of underprivileged students benefit from this.
Amazing still, right?