IT was a morning of rugby to remember for Ysgol Bro Gwaun pupils on Thursday as they embarked on an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records.

More than 300 students in years 7, 8, 9 and 10, plus staff members, took to the School pitches in an attempt to break the current record of 279 consecutive passes.

All passes had to be made backwards over a distance of five metres, and if a ball was dropped the count started again.

Unfortunately, despite a valiant effort the School didn't reach their final target, but it didn't detract from a superbly organised event by Rugby Hub Officer for Ysgol Bro Gwaun, Chris Shousha.

Also on hand were Michael and Rhodri King, of the WRU, while the event was filmed by Peter McEvoy.

Prior to the starting, the pupils were taken to a separate section of the field where a practice area had been set up, and they were able to get used to the format of filtering into line, before entering a grid and both receiving and giving a pass.

Assisting with the preparation was Min Walsh, team manager of Fishguard RFC, and a host of teachers were there as witnesses or marshals.

The best collective effort saw the group string more than 180 consecutive passes, and then after the ball was dropped, immediately reached 125 - but unfortunately their target of 300 needed to be reached in one go to be an official record.

Also on hand were representatives of the Scarlets, who had the newly won Pro12 trophy on show.

"Last year we did a lot of community participation events but wanted to do something bigger," said Shousha.

"The pupils were nuts for this and they've all joined in today - there has been a great vibe. We didn't quite get the record but it's been a great morning and my thanks to everyone involved."

King added: "It was an awesome day at Ysgol Bro Gwaun.

"It was a great effort but just fell short. However, more than 300 pupils and staff took part and hats off to Chris Shousha.

"Also, thankyou to the Scarlets Community Department for bringing the Pro12 trophy down, and everyone had a great day."