22, 2015 New
world paper aeroplane champion is crowned in Burnham-On-Sea!
resident Syed Hassan has won the title of World Paper Aeroplane
Champion after winning a competition in Burnham-On-Sea town centre
on Sunday (21st June).
of Burnham-On-Sea residents and visitors got the chance to become
the world champion during the inaugural event held in the High
Street, where the longest flight of the day was named the winner.
The event was held to promote the town centre.
43, who works at Burnham's Shah Indian restaurant, won the title
with a huge throw of 31.4 metres. "I had over 20 goes - it
was great fun!" he said, adding. "I'm delighted to have
long-time leader in the competition was Daniel Stevens from the
village of Mark, who threw his paper plane 28m. It was designed
by his partner Sally Flack, who demonstrated origami to her school
pupils - both are pictured above.
folded a wide range of unique paper designs during the day-long
event, which was held in bright and breezy conditions in Burnham
Centre Manager Bev Milner Simonds, who was the Air Traffic Controller
for the day, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Despite some tricky
cross winds, the threat of bird strikes and additional obstacles
of hanging baskets, the creativity of plane design, determination
of frequent flyers and the high quality marshalling of the ground
crew meant this was a great day out for friends and families."
was lovely to see so many families having fun together on the
High Street. Many thanks go to Wacky Nation for co-ordinating
a really special day and for the time given by our loyal ground
crew. Congratulations go to the new Word Champion, Syed Hassan."
event was organised by Burnham and Highbridge Town Council and
was free to enter and was held with the aim of promoting the town
Bamber fromn Wacky Nation, which co-ordinated the event, added:
"This was one of our busiest events - it was a great success
- and we hope it continues to grow and run in Burnham for many
years to come."
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