World’s largest sandcastle – level 3

13-07-2021 07:00

The world’s largest sandcastle has been built in Blokhus, Denmark, setting a new record. The 21-meter-structure was built around a wooden skeleton and it was made of clay, a top layer of glue, and nearly 4,500 tons of Danish sand.

The castle sensitively depicts the COVID-19 pandemic, and it also represents the local culture. With the help of 30 sculptors, a Dutch creator Wilfred Stijger created the sandcastle to represent the power the coronavirus has held over the world. It you look at it closely, at the top of the sandcastle lies a replica of the virus in the form of a crown.

The sandcastle’s open to visitors and it’ll stand in place until the winter. Blokhus holds a popular sandcastle festival in the town every summer, and this year, they’ll be celebrating their upcoming Guinness World Record. The sandcastle beats out the previous biggest sandcastle in Germany by more than 3 meters, according to the Guinness World Records.

Difficult words: skeleton (the supporting framework or structure), clay (a sticky, heavy earth that’s soft when wet and hard when dry or baked), depict (to show), replica (an exact copy or model).

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