Corsham Primary School help set historic Guinness World Record at Twickenham

3 June 2015

Ten youngsters from Corsham Primary School, along with over 300 other children and Aviva, descended on the hallowed turf at Twickenham Stadium to set a new Guinness World Record title last Saturday for the "longest human representation of a mathematical equation".

The children lined up shortly before their rugby heroes took centre stage for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final. The equation was created in celebration of a great year for learning maths with Aviva's Tackling Numbers programme, which Corsham take part in.

Aviva Tackling Numbers uses physical number-based touch rugby games integrated with interactive classroom maths lessons to make learning about numbers fun, exciting and rewarding.

Each young participant joined in to form a gigantic line on the pitch, holding a card with a number or symbol on it, to form the giant equation. An adjudicator from Guinness World Records was present to make the record official, and Aviva Ambassador Austin Healey was also on the pitch to oversee the record attempt. Aviva was presented with a certificate on the pitch at half-time to acknowledge the successful record.

Heather Smith, Marketing Director at Aviva, said: "Aviva is a proud sponsor of Premiership Rugby, so what better place to celebrate such a successful year with Aviva Tackling Numbers by involving 323 children from across the country in a maths-related GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title attempt. This event showcases that the basis of Aviva Tackling Numbers is all about having fun whilst learning."

Aviva Tackling Numbers is an innovative and engaging programme for Key Stage 2 children. The number-based rugby games have been developed to bring some excitement to numeracy; the programme is also available online. To find out more visit

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