YOUNGSTERS from two Old Trafford schools attempted to set a world record for the greatest distance travelled on a slide in one hour in aid of Sport Relief.

Forty-five children from St Alphonsus and Seymour Park primary schools were sponsored to take part.

They completed 879 slides down the 40m red slide, which equates to a staggering 21.8 miles, at the Play Factore in Trafford Park.

Leon Pietrzak, from the Trafford Housing Trust who organised the event, said: “Today has been incredible and the children have had an amazing time while raising money for Sport Relief.

“It’s a cause that’s close to our hearts as we know the money raised will help change the lives of people right here in Manchester, across the UK and around the world.

“We’re so proud of all the children who gave it their all to try to set a new world record.”

The record attempt will be submitted and the children will find out if their fundraising effort has earned them a place in the Guinness World Records later in the year.

Sport Relief takes place from March 21-23 and people can run, swim or cycle in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games.

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