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PUBLISHED: 15:05 05 May 2010 | UPDATED: 11:40 23 August 2010

NEVERLAND: A class of Peter Pans.

NEVERLAND: A class of Peter Pans.

A SCHOOL could have been mistaken for Never Never Land as staff and students helped set a Peter Pan fancy dress world record. Schoolchildren at Shears Green Infants school, off Coldharbour Road, Northfleet, pictured, joined hundreds across the UK in dre

A SCHOOL could have been mistaken for Never Never Land as staff and students helped set a Peter Pan fancy dress world record.

Schoolchildren at Shears Green Infants school, off Coldharbour Road, Northfleet, pictured, joined hundreds across the UK in dressing as J M M Barrie's famous characters

The event, held to set a record for the most Peter Pan's at any one time, was organised by children's charity Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Staff became the boy who never grows up while students were asked to pick their favourite characters from the children's classic, collecting £350 which will be donated towards the London hospital.

School manager Lynda Irving said: "We have done fund-raising for Great Ormond Street before so they emailed us about the record attempt.

"The children were all really excited about it but not half as much as the staff."

With several hundred primary and nursery schools participating the charity is hoping to set a first record that will take some beating.

A spokesman for the hospital said: "It can take up to three months for a Guinness World Record to receive official confirmation and we have collecting up all the details now but we are confident we've set a pretty tough target."

Activities during Peter Pan week, which included the record attempt last Friday, were organised to raise £160,000 for two fully equipped en-suite bedrooms for the hospitals cardiac unit.

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