The longest chain of bracelets consists of 7,507 friendship bracelets assembled by students and staff of Ross Elementary School Grades K-6 (USA), in Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA, on 1 May 2013.
The chain of bracelets was also measured at 2,678.02 feet (816.26 m) long by professional surveyors. The project to break a Guinness World Records title was designed to emphasise friendship in the school and to promote their anti-bullying campaign. Staff and students began creating bracelets in October 2012, at the start of the school year, and concluded on 30 April 2013. They then conducted the official count and measuring on the school field on 1 May 2013, with the final count announced to an excited crowd of staff and pupils.
“It’s a great relief to know that we did it,” a jubilant Principal Donald James said. “You are waiting for the review, you hope you didn’t make any mistakes, that you dotted all your i’s and crossed all your t’s. But now we can say Ross Elementary is in the record books. The students, everyone who made this possible can be very proud of that. It’s something we have done as a school and no one can take that away from us.”