1200 Mackillop students break Star Wars record

The Force was with more than 1200 Mackillop Catholic College students from the NSW Central Coast who set a new Australian record for the largest number of people dressed as Star Wars characters this week, reports news.com.au.

There were more than a few Darth Vaders, Yodas , and more light sabres than you could poke a stick at. Queen Amidala of the Naboo was a common sight, while Jedis and Imperial storm troopers swelled the numbers. A solitary Jabba the Hutt cut a menacing figure.

A total of 1262 students from the Warnervale school including kindergarten to Year 12, staff and families joined the celebration as part of the school's 10th anniversary.

The event also marked Book Week with the theme of 'read across the universe' and raised funds for Australian Cancer Research.

Teacher librarian and organiser of the record attempt, Jackie Crowe, said the day was a success in every way.

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