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Guinness World Record Attempt

"We're upcycling (used) plastic bottles into boats and then recycling"

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6,835 Learners

346 Teachers

5 Countries

75 Schools

Welcome to the Challenge!

Our Aim

This is a multiple venues Guinness World Record (GWR) Attempt taking place on Wednesday 27th June, 2018 at 14:00 BST.


Simultaneously at multiple locations around the world thousands of plastic bottle boats will be launched, retrieved and recycled!  

Sign your class up for the Plastic Bottle Challenge and help us simultaneously unite schools in plastic education, launch over 2500 boats and an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record.

Record Breakers... yeah!  

Latest Schools

Ashlands Church of England first school

William pearse
3 months 3 days ago

St Francis Catholic and Church of England Primary Academy

Keith Hockney
3 months 1 week ago

The Hawthorns School

Lizzie Bruce
3 months 1 week ago

Pipers Corner School

Dr Annie Bower
3 months 1 week ago

Event Guide

Your complete guide to taking part in this unique, global world record attempt

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Be part of the first!

To host a Guinness World Record all you need is:  

  • At least 25 model boats - 1 boat per person
  • All boats into one body of water at your venue's launch, within five seconds,
  • To launch at the same time as all other venues, globally! 
  • Boats that will float for at least 60 seconds
  • All plastic bottles used in your attempt to be recycled
  • To follow the GWR guidelines for taking video and photos

Sign your class up… just 25 learners needed!

'One body of water' could be a large paddling pool, a swimming pool or even open water. Future World Record attempts will be held periodically, allowing time to refresh, but ensuring that if a child takes part more than once it establishes a continuous and progressive learning opportunity through their school life.  We will continue to grow the plastic education resource directory. 

  • School
  • Get Afloat venue

Event Resources

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Boat making resources, articles and case studies to support you in this unique world record attempt.

Certificate for Particpant

Certificate for a particpant in PBBC

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Certificate for School

Certificate for a school

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Timekeeper Statement

The form for the timkeepers to complete on the day.  

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