By TRACEY ROXBURGH
A Queenstown immigration business and primary school have made the history books.
Luv Immigration managing director Kay Luv says while it’s not an ‘‘official record’’, 316 Shotover Primary School Connect 4 players beat the Guinness World Record for the most players playing simultaneously and the largest Connect 4 group at the school on Tuesday.
Luv says they couldn’t fly anyone from Guinness in to watch the event, which needs to happen for it to be officially recorded, but she believes it’s New Zealand’s first Connect 4 record.
The purpose, she says, was to provide an opportunity for the kids to have a bit of fun and make some history along the way.
In total, the 158 games were used by students to 10 rounds till they got to the top three.
Pictured with, back from left, Luv Immigration staffer Zee Luv, Luv, school principal Ben Witheford, and teacher Tamsin Clark, is front, from left, runner-up Elton Leatherbarrow, third place-getter Lucas O’Reilly, both 8, and overall winner, Ashton Lodge, 12.