The Philippines has set a new world record of the largest art lesson ever conducted after more than 16,000 high school students attended in the said event in Quezon City.
According to one of the organizers of the PINASayang Sining, Expressions Stationary Shop Inc. (ESSI), 16,992 students from 32 different high schools participated in a 45-miunte session in Quezon Memorial Circle where they all drew various art works.
The Philippines clinches the Guiness World Record title from India after surpassing the latter’s 14,135 participants in an art session conducted on November 11, 2014.
Impressed with the students’ efforts. Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista gave the participants a one-day break from school on Monday.
“All of the students who are present here will have no classes this Monday,” Bautista said in his speech at the event.
A validation from Guiness representatives has to be finalized before the result is made official. The official announcement will be held during PINASayang Sining, Expressions Stationary Shop Inc. (ESSI)’s gala night on April 20 at the Manila Marriott Hotel.
Meanwhile, Arts Section Head of the National Commission for Culture and Arts Ferdinand Isleta lauded ESSI for organizing the said activity in time for the National Arts Month.
“We hope to ignite our young artists to develop their artistic skills and promote our cultural heritage in the arts,” said Isleta.