On Friday 24 October, 859 pupils from Raynes Park Secondary School broke the Guinness World Record for the largest Egg & Spoon race.
The race was organised by the British Egg Industry Council, champion of the Lion Quality mark, to celebrate Crack an Egg Month. To ensure the record was broken, more than 700 eggs needed to cross the 100-metre finish line, perched on a dessertspoon.
Andrew Parker, Chairman of the British Egg Industry Council, said:
“It was great fun organising the race, and as well as breaking a world record, it has given us the chance to educate the pupils on the nutritional qualities of eggs, and healthy eating.
“The British egg Industry has battled for a long time to re-educate people about eggs; the myths about cholesterol have been dispelled and the Lion Quality vaccination programme has dealt with the salmonella issue.”
Deputy Mayor of Merton, Councillor Judy Saunders, Wimbledon MP, Roger Casale witnessed the race to confirm the validity of the world record.