Bicton students achieve World record

Students and staff at Bicton College have achieved a world record for the longest conga of people wearing wellies.

The conga, featuring 208 people, was part of many ‘Welly Wednesday’ events taking place at the Devon college as part of Welly Week, a national fundraising event launched by The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI).

welly conga

Students from all disciplines including Equine Studies, Animal Care, Horticulture, Countryside, Agriculture and Outdoor Leisure joined up with staff, children from the on-site nursery, Saplings, and pupils from Barley Lane School to form the conga which made the shape a giant welly.

Agriculture Lecturer Sam Walker said: “We are astonished by the level of animation this has produced in our students, many of our courses involve welly wearing, so Bicton College was the ideal place to hold a world record attempt.”

Students also organised a “welly wagon” (tractor and trailer) toured Budleigh Salterton collecting for RABI, and the Welly Olympics featuring welly wanging, a wet welly slide, welly sheep racing and tractor pull (wearing wellies). In the evening, there was a Welly Disco.

Those taking part hope the conga will soon appear in The Guinness Book of World Records.

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