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Young walkers stride out for world record.

Pupils at a junior school took part in a bid to break a world record.

Some 386 pupils and staff at Crosland Moor Junior took part in an attempt to smash the record for the greatest number of people taking part in a walk organised by the same organisation at different venues.

The current record was set on May 26, 2005, when 79,815 people all walked at the same time at 321 locations in Canada.

Friday's world record attempt was organised by Walk 2 Live, an organisation which holds annual sponsored walks to promote exercise and raise money for schools.

Crosland Moor Junior was one of 2,000 schools taking part.

At 2.06pm, the 386 pupils and staff - some of whom are pictured - walked round the school perimeter.

Other venues across the UK held their walks at the exactly the same time.

Money raised from sponsorship will go towards school funds.

A spokeswoman for the school said: "We heard about this from an email and thought it sounded fun. The children were brilliant and really enjoyed it."

The school expect to hear soon whether its efforts helped to break the world record.
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:May 23, 2006
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