Katie Price's son Harvey sets Guinness World Record for longest drawing of a train

13 July 2023, 13:55 | Updated: 13 July 2023, 16:26

The drawing is 21.3 metres long - a new world record
The drawing is 21.3 metres long - a new world record. Picture: PA
Kieran Kelly

By Kieran Kelly

Harvey Price, the son of former glamour model Katie Price, has set a world record for the longest drawing of a train.

The 21-year-old, who has autism, Prader-Willi syndrome, septo-optic dysplasia and a learning disability, drew the 21.3 metre-long picture of his favourite train to set the record.

To set a Guinness World Record, Mr Price had to draw a picture longer than 20 metres, beginning the challenge last month during Mencap's Learning Disability Week.

Mr Price spent four weeks making the artwork as a keen artist and train enthusiast. His favourite train is the Gatwick Express.

Harvey Price sets new Guinness World Record

Harvey Price watches his drawing be measures for Guinness World Records
Harvey Price watches his drawing be measures for Guinness World Records. Picture: PA

Adjudicators from Guinness World Records travelled to the college and, with the help of staff, unrolled the drawing in a courtyard to measure it.

After confirming Mr Price had set a new world record, they presented him with a certificate in front of his mother, teachers and friends.

He is one of several 'Mencap myth busters' who want to challenge misconceptions about learning disability and campaign for change.

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Katie Price said: "I'm absolutely thrilled for Harvey. I can't believe he's got his own Guinness World Record. It's fantastic. "He's worked so hard on completing his drawing and I think he's done amazingly well.

"We officially have a Guinness World Record holder in the family and everyone is so happy for him."

Louise Adams, Mr Price's art tutor, said: "Harvey worked incredibly hard on this 21-metre train.

"It was a very physical challenge but Harvey demonstrated what a focused young man he is with an impeccable knowledge of trains.

"We are very proud of Harvey for what he has achieved throughout this challenge."

Harvey's mum, Katie Price, said she was really proud of her son's achievement
Harvey's mum, Katie Price, said she was really proud of her son's achievement. Picture: PA

Alison Pike from Mencap said: "Harvey is continuing to bust myths and preconceptions about what it means to live life with a learning disability, and we are delighted that his passion for trains has led to him being a world record breaker.

"We're looking forward to continuing our work with Guinness World Records to encourage more people with a learning disability to take on a world class challenge.

"Who knows what weird and wonderful record could be set next."

Will Munford, a Guinness World Records adjudicator, added: "This record in particular that Harvey has achieved showcases artistic talent, the patience and focus required to set a Guinness World Records title and it is an honour to adjudicate it."

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