The Big Flip
Sheffield flips its way into the Guinness Book of World Records
Thank you to everyone who came down to The Endcliffe Village on Wednesday 15 February 2012 and took part in The Big Flip.
890 students, staff, alumni, local residents and school children from across Sheffield took part in the world record and flipped their pancakes at the same time. This means we didn't just beat the world record of 405 people - we smashed it!
Pat McGrath, Director of ACS said: "It was fantastic to see so many people from across the city take part in The Big Flip. What started out as a simple idea to involve our International students in the quirky culture we have in this country, such as flipping pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, has resulted in a new world record and a wonderful day enjoyed by all. We are proud to link our local traditions with the University’s global agenda, whilst also bringing people together for a fun day out. We’d like to thank everyone who came along and took part.”
Benjamin Backhouse from Guinness World Records said: “I can officially confirm that thepeople of Sheffield have smashed the world record for the most people flipping pancakes for 30 seconds and the new world record now stands at 890 people. It was an extraordinary sight to see so many people of all ages with a frying pan in hand and flipping a pancake. Congratulations to everyone involved.”
More than just a room
The Big Flip is just one example of the activities and events that are on offer for students who live in University accommodation. Living with us is about so much more than just renting a room.