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Students form largest hashtag symbol

DUBAI: Close to 2,000 students across GEMS Education schools in the UAE gathered to form the ‘Largest Human Image of a Hashtag symbol’ – setting another Guinness World Records title – to celebrate the Varkey Foundation’s Global Teacher Prize 2018.

The 1,927 students who created the human hashtag were accompanied by close to 3,000 students who formed the letters ‘GTP’ which stand for ‘Global Teacher  Prize’.

Now in its fourth year, the US$1 million award is the largest prize of its kind, and was set up to recognise one exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession as well as to shine a spotlight on the important role teachers play in society.

This is the fifth world record attempted by students of GEMS Education and the fourth record that they have created.

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