MALTON School has teamed up with the Talbot Hotel in a bid to become a world record breaker.

The Talbot Hotel is aiming for a place in the Guinness World Records by gathering as many food-related books in one place and is hoping to collect more than 3,000 old and new food-related books to be gifted towards the effort over the coming year.

Students and staff at Malton School have so far donated hundreds of unwanted books with a house point awarded for each book handed in.

The Talbot Hotel came up with the idea of filling a space in their Brasserie to create the biggest cook book library in the world.

Food technology teacher Justine Warner said: “We are really pleased we could help with The Talbot’s book collection. The students had the added incentive of collecting house points. Freya Simpson in 10E collected most books and 7F tutor group collected most books as a form group. We’d like to thank everyone who brought books into school.”

David MacDonald, general manager of The Talbot Hotel, said: “We are very grateful to Malton School for this kind contribution towards our goal of beating the Guinness world record for a private collection of cookery books.

“Our target is to collect 4,000 books over the next year and this give us a great boost. The collection will be permanently available at the hotel for anyone to browse. It is very much about sharing in the community and we hope that everyone will get involved with this project.”

If anyone has books to donate they can leave them with The Talbot Hotel, Yorkersgate, Malton.