Learners from St. Benedict School participated in the WORLD GUINNESS RECORD BREAKING ATTEMPT for the largest Practical Science Lesson with 2,104 participants from all around Kwa-Zulu Natal, on the 05 February 2016 at the ICC. Participants worked in small teams to complete two experiments as part of the lesson that focused on pendulum oscillations and Surface Hardness Tests.

The record attempt had been organised by MAHLE Behr South Africa and the Centre for the Advancement of Science and Mathematics Education. The University of KZN’s College of agriculture, engineering and science, supported the event. The innovative project aimed to develop a love of maths and science among school children, as these are necessary core subjects for careers in technology and engineering, among others. To save costs, the two experiments were constructed using by-product materials donated by MAHLE Behr’s production processes.