Vasse Primary School world record verified

Oscar Wright and Mia Walker, pictured with principal Sinan Kerimofski, hold the counters which have been left on 890 since the record was achieved.
Oscar Wright and Mia Walker, pictured with principal Sinan Kerimofski, hold the counters which have been left on 890 since the record was achieved.

It has been a nerve-wracking four months for Vasse Primary School, but now it is finally official – they are Guinness World Record holders.

The school smashed their record attempt in July but had to wait for verification.

The school managed to get 890 people together dressed as Thing 1 and Thing 2 to become the ‘Largest gathering of people dressed as Dr Seuss characters’. 

Their attempt trumped the record of 686 characters, which was achieved in February by Heron Pond Elementary School in the USA.

However, only a month after Vasse Primary School’s broke the record, Buddina State School on the Sunshine Coast also made an attempt on the title.

The Queensland school reportedly achieved 894 people in Dr Seuss-themed costumes.

Their attempt is still in the verification process so for now, the record belongs to Vasse.

To commemorate the achievement, each of the school’s Year 6 students will receive a copy of Dr Seuss’s Oh, the Places You'll Go, as part a graduation gift.

The books have been donated by Barefoot Books and Brad Nugent Psychology, and inside the book is a sticker stating the student’s involvement in the world record.