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High Achievement/World Records

Equipment: Projector, laptop, World Records Quiz PowerPoint – Download: Keynote (Mac) | PowerPoint , a hula hoop, something to time 1 minute,

Introduce yourself, what you do etc.

Explain: This morning in assembly we’re thinking about the idea of high achievement and that phrase will make us think of lots of things…it might make us think about doing well in sports teams, doing well in house competitions or perhaps in the case of year 11 thinking about doing well in their GCSE’s.

But there’s all sorts of ways people can achieve things and one of the most fascinating high achievers are those who hold guinness world records. So I thought we’d do a bit of a quiz about world records!

World Records Quiz (Use PowerPoint – Answers on the powerpoint)

1 – What is the most revolutions (spins) of a hula hoop in one minute? A – 53, B – 312, C – 243

This was set by Gregory Sean Dillon from the United States in 2012. He used a 36 inch aluminium hoop.

2 – What is the weight of the largest cheesecake ever made? A – 3,129kg B – 5,003kg C – 1,516kg

This was set by Philadelphia Cream Cheese in New York in 2013. It revealed at the Lowville Cream Cheese Festival and measured over 2 metres in diameter.

3 – What is the record number of times for one woman winning the World’s Strongest Woman competition? A – 2 B – 4 C – 3

This record was set by Aneta Florczyk from Poland who has won in 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2008.

4 – What is the highest full-setlist score on Rock Band 2 (drums)? – A – 15,300,217 points, B – 10, 687,033 points, C – 784,315 points

This was set by Robert Paz from the USA at the Samsung Experience in New York back in 2009. It took him 7 hours and 10 minutes to complete the 84 songs in the game.

5 – How many people participated in the largest game of duck, duck, goose? – A – 3,035, B – 1,516, C – 2,135

This record was achieved by the Logan-Rogersville School District at Logan-Rogersville High School in the USA in 2011.

(For this one I pointed out that our school had that amount of people and so perhaps we could beat it sometime!)

Answers: 1 – C, 2 – A, 3 – B, 4 – B, 5 – C

Challenge: We probably haven’t got time this morning to get enough people together to play a giant game of ‘duck, duck, goose’ but I think we can have a go at the hula hoop record.

Get a volunteer or 2 up to have a go at breaking the hula hoop record

Explain: We were probably never going to break that record this morning but maybe with practice it’s possible. Breaking records takes commitment, dedication and probably a lot of organising and breaking records is a big achievement to have.

But we all have different achievements to aim for. For me even doing 5 hoops with the hula hoop would be a big achievement and it’s important that we try and do the best we can.

The world’s biggest selling book by a long-way is the bible and it gives us some advice on achieving.

In one book in the New Testament a guy called Paul, who did a lot of work in telling people about Christianity and setting up churches wrote to one of those churches and said:

“I do not mean that I am already as God wants me to be. I have not yet reached that goal, but I continue trying to reach it and make it mine.”

So one of the things I believe as a Christian is that God wants us to do the best we possibly can and whether you believe in God or not I hope that you will see that little section of the bible and this mornings assembly as encouragement to try your best because whether you are able to make giant cheese cakes, be an incredible footballer or get to the next grade on a musical instrument you play we can all achieve great things.

We just need to aim to achieve more and press on towards our goals.

Thanks for listening

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