McCordsville Elementary School (MES) art teacher, Mr. Terry Trowbridge, recently put forth a daring effort to break the world record for largest God’s eye, as found in the Guinness World Records. A God’s eye is a object made by weaving yarn around an “x” made with two wooden sticks. Mr. Trowbridge led his fifth grade class in the quest, and they will hear the results of their feat in the fall of 2019.
Every year, Mr. Trowbridge focuses on a project for each grade to teach them that “sometimes art is made for the community.” For his fifth grade class, he wanted to do something extra special with them before they made the big move to middle school. He hoped to give them one last lesson on working as a team. The class then made a collective effort to make the world’s largest God’s eye.
Mr. Trowbridge and his class finished the God’s eye in December of 2018, and it ended up being approximately 12 feet from corner to corner. The most challenging part of the project, though, was the application process and the submission of evidence. “The students and I have really learned patience this school year,” says Mr. Trowbridge.
Mr. Trowbridge and his fifth grade class have demonstrated determination and hard work in their venture to make it into the Guinness World’s Record book. “Whatever the results, I have a 12 ft. God’s eye that won’t be leaving my room because it’s too big to go through the door.”
Results will arrive toward the beginning of next school year. If the attempt was a success, the fifth grade class will be invited back to MES for a celebration of all of their hard work.