Record breaking

The big day: The Gloucester Public School singers outside the Qudos Bank Arena before their first performance at Sydney Olympic Park. Picture: Supplied
The big day: The Gloucester Public School singers outside the Qudos Bank Arena before their first performance at Sydney Olympic Park. Picture: Supplied

After months of preparation, practice and patience, students from Gloucester raised their voices in unison during the amazing spectacle of Schools Spectacular 2016 at Sydney Olympic Park.

GPS were among the singers that moved down onto the stadium floor to perform a couple songs.

GPS were among the singers that moved down onto the stadium floor to perform a couple songs.

The massive undertaking resulted in the students from Gloucester Public School and Gloucester High School being a part of record breaking moment.

A representative from Guinness World Records presented the host, John Foreman, with the title of Largest Amateur Variety Act during the performances on Friday and Saturday (November 25 and 26), with just over 5300 participants.

This was the largest performance in the history of the 33 years of Schools Spectacular, which highlights the singing and dancing talents of students from schools around the State.

The audience enjoyed three hours of entertainment involving songs from musicals like Annie, the first ever female hip hop dance group, a dance-off between a tap and percussion group and the largest ever Aboriginal dance group to perform at Schools Spectacular.

Gloucester’s singers were positioned around the back of the stage, in rows reaching the highest point of the stadium.

They sang as part of the mass choir, moved together with actions for each song and waved coloured lights as part of the show’s backdrop.

Every student did their part to make the show a success.

Way to go Gloucester!