On Friday, December 19, more than 1,400 pupils took a crack at breaking the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people pulling a Christmas cracker at the same time. The existing record stood at 1,379 people. Evidence has been sent to the adjudicators at Guinness, who will let Hinchingbrooke know in the new year if they were successful. The idea came from Year 13s Tyrone King, 17, and Lucy Bowden, 18, who pulled off the attempt with help from teachers Andrew Hobley and Simon Cook. Everyone taking part paid £1, meaning more than £1,400 has been raised for Save the Children. Carollers also went around with collection buckets to boost funds. Tyrone said: We wanted a way to raise some money for charity that everyone could take part in and would be quite fun. What better time to do that than at Christmas.