More than 200 students at Flat Shoals Elementary attempted to break the world record for largest game of Hide-and-Go-Seek today by playing the game for an hour in a bid to enter the Guinness Book of World Records. The record is currently held by a school in Japan that had a game with 188 students last year.
Former Rockdale County Judge William Todd Jr., state Rep. Dar'shun Kendrick for District 94, and Sheena Berry, executive director of Prevent Child Abuse Newton, served as officiating judges to observe the game for Guinness World Records.
School staff transformed the field with props such as murals, gym mats, and even a Christmas tree for children to hide behind. A child that was chosen to be "it" closed their eyes for five minutes as the other participants hid. At the sound of the horn, the children in hiding ran to the safety circle and the first to reach the circle was "it" for the next round. The person who was "it" attempted to tag out as many students as possible before they reached the safety circle.
Here are a few scenes. (Check back to www.rockdalenews.com for video)