East Durham College students ahead of their world record breaking gaming attempt

College Students Aiming For World Record

Wed, 2015-04-01 12:08

A set of students are making the East Durham College Peterlee campus their home as they aim to game for 48 hours.

The students will set up in the college’s students’ union as they look to break the gameathon world record.

Ten students from a wide range of courses across the college will take part in the attempt which takes place from Tuesday 31st March until Thursday 2nd April.

The event will see students attempt to play world renowned game Runescape and Minecraft for 48 hours with the whole attempt being live streamed on the internet.

The attempt has been set up to raise money for the SpecialEffect charity.

SpecialEffect, the gamers’ charity, was set up in 2007 and helps people with disabilities access mainstream video games.

They build special adaptive equipment with a belief that using technology to enhance the quality of life to people with physical disability.

East Durham College Student Liaison Officer, Jamie Calford has praised the hard work from the students to get this put together and also thanked the college for giving them the platform to put on the attempt.

Jamie said: “This is really a unique attempt and is a really exciting occasion.

“All the students are excited to get started on what will be a really hard and intense world record attempt.

“A great thanks goes to everyone who has helped get this attempt up and running and hopefully we will be able to raise some money for a great cause in SpecialEffect.”

If you would like to watch the livestream of the event it will be running at www.facebook.com/EastDurhamSU

And you can donate to the cause by visiting www.justgiving.com/greenzonegamer