UST attempts Guinness record for ‘largest human sentence’

UST attempts Guinness record for ‘largest human sentence’
An estimated 16,729 UST students spell out “My Teacher is My Hero” in an attempt to get a new world record for the “largest” human sentence” at the UST Open Field, Sept. 29, 2017. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE VARSITARIAN

MANILA— Thousands of University of Santo Tomas (UST) students paid tribute to teachers on Friday by forming what could be world’s largest human sentence.

An estimated number of 16,729 students arranged themselves into a massive human formation reading “My Teacher is My Hero” at the UST Open Field, attempting to smash a new world record for the largest gathering of people forming a sentence.

UST College of Education Dean Allan de Guzman said today’s activity was a symbolic tribute to educators as the country observers the National Teachers Month.

“This is our contribution in giving recognition to teachers,” he said.

The Guinness World Records’ largest human sentence coounted 16,550 participants and was achieved in an event organized by the Rotary International District 3000, Rotary Club of Perambalur New Gen, and Roever Group of Educational Institutions in 2016.

The participants spelled out “You can, you will” in celebration of the International Youth Day in Perambalur, India.

In 2011, UST made it to the Guinness book after 13,266 students formed the world’s largest human cross.