Stenden University students set Guinness world record
TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK
DOHA A GROUP of seven students of Stenden University Qatar recently broke the Guinness World Record of the game ‘Hide & Seek’.
The previous record was of 508 participants in England, while the new record by Qatar stands at a whopping 1,240 participants, more than double the previous number.
Katara, in its continued support to the youth and humanitarian projects, hosted the project.
The funds raised from the event will be donated to the Qatar Red Crescent and its campaign in the Horn of Africa.
An official adjudicator from Guinness World Record was present to ensure all rules and regulations were carefully followed and to give the certificate on the same day after the event.
The judge, Tarika Vara, who was impressed, said that she had never seen students organising a Guinness World Record attempt.
The event ended with a number of performances with local talents such as Rabee DJ, Let us Run band, Lavinia Kanagaendran, Sa Mad band, Ousama beatboxing and Cronkite Satellite, providing an amazingly diverse musical experience for the audience.
The students had only two months to organise the project.
Event organisation and staging is mandatory for minor students at Stenden University Qatar.
The students need to work in groups and apply all the theories learnt throughout their studies in the project.
The event was organised by team of Nadine Assi, Abdulla al Ghanim, Abdulrahman al Mulla, Kahlid al Shamlan, Hesham Dakoroury, Faisal Darwish and Nasser al Manaa.
The students kept in mind the Qatar 2030 Vision during their planning and decided to include the Guinness World Records in their event idea. It was then that they thought of ‘Hide & Seek’ for several reasons. It is an old traditional game that gathers a large number of people with a unique level of interactivity.
Initially, the organisers focused on the youth to participate but there was great interest from other age groups and it was decided to include all age groups in the event. The participants’ age ranged from three to over 50 years of age.
The programme was supported by Sunrise Trading (gold sponsor), Thales (bronze sponsor), ILoveQatar, Al Faisal Holding and Doha Insurance.
QIS, the Lebanese School, Qatar Academy, American School of Doha, Cambridge School and Doha College sent students after providing great marketing platforms to the organising team.
Students from Virginia Commonwealth University, Academic Bridge Program, College of the North Atlantic and Carnegie Mellon University also participated in the game.