1,500 Students Perform Anna Kendrick’s ‘Cups’ — And Set a World Record (Video)

In case you didn’t know there was a world record for the most people performing “When I’m Gone” with cups there is, and these kids broke it

Last Updated: July 10, 2014 @ 7:43 PM

Anna Kendrick sang “When I’m Gone” in Universal’s 2012 hit “Pitch Perfect” along to the beat of the cups game, and immediately spawned a legion of internet imitators.

But until now, none of them has even come close to breaking a world record doing so.

See video: Anna Kendrick Expresses Shock at ‘Cups’ Success Via Instagram 

Canada’s Collége Saint-Bernard in Drummondville, Quebec, set out to do just that when it enlisted 1,500 teachers and students — from kindergarten through high school — to perform the “Cups” song.

The result is not just record breaking but pretty spectacular as well, as the students do “Cups” underwater, in a cheerleading stunt, and of course, in class — when they probably should have been studying Français.

Watch the incredible feat unfold.