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Record Breaking Art

posted 30 Jul 2013, 02:13 by Google Google   [ updated 30 Jul 2013, 02:13 ]
Last term a group of year 9 art students had some portraiture work placed into an online gallery for a record-breaking public art attempt. Face Britain is a project that is aiming to break the Guinness World Record for Most artists working on the same installation and they asked children around Britain to contribute to their project by sending in self-portraits that they had created. All the pictures will be used to create a projected montage of HM the Queen, which will then be projected onto Buckingham Palace for HM the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The projections are set to take place from 19th -21st April 2012 and will be shown on large screens that have been placed around Britain. The students from year 9 had just completed a portrait project so those that wanted to take part in the record attempt had their photos uploaded to the website. These can be viewed online by visiting

www.facebritain.org.uk click in the small picture frame at the top where it says ‘find your child’s portrait’ and type ‘Millbrook Academy’ this should provide you with a link at the bottom of the page. Click on the ‘Millbrook Academy’ link and then select the class you wish to view, it will then ask you for a password which is Millbrook12and you will be able to view the portraits that our students entered.

So far over 200,000 portraits have been sent in, which has smashed the previous record of 28, 267 which was set in Israel in 2009. The selection of work produced by our year 9 students was fantastic and they can be proud of the fact that they will shortly be record breakers!