Monroe Elementary Gears Up to Attempt World Record
Students and staff at Monroe Elementary School in Brooklyn Park are trying to break a world record. The school specializes in math, science and engineering. On Monday, students and staff at the school attempted to make a human image of a gear.
“We chose the gear so we could highlight the theme of our school,” said Principal Amy Oliver.
The official attempt was to create the “largest human image of a cog,” or a single gear. The current record is 412 people, but the school had more than 600 people present for the feat.
This time the creation of the actual cog at Monroe Elementary School was only slightly chaotic. Students wore white T-shirts and hats and filed into their designated spots. Amidst the competition, students had a sense of school pride.
“One of the most important parts of engineering is being able to try again, and just being able to work together to create something,” explained fifth-grader Laura Silmser.
Participants had to stand in place for five minutes. Staff had a clock handy that students could watch and played music to make the time pass. A loud horn blared to signal their victory.
Now, Monroe Elementary staff will have to submit their documentation into the World Record Committee to see if they officially beat the record.
This project isn’t the first time the school has attempted a world record. In 2017, students attempted to break a record of the most people balancing a fidget spinner.