|A quick warm up|
Yesterday, at precisely 2.45pm, children, young people, and some slightly older adults from the local Peterborough deaf community supported Middleton and Jack Hunt School children with their respective Sign2Sing attempts. Both schools have a specialist provision for deaf students. After their successful involvement in last year’s world record winning attempt, the students and staff committed to being involved in this year’s efforts.
|Counting down to 2.45pm|
The students have joined tens of thousands of individuals across the UK to set another new record for the most people singing and performing a song in sign language at the same time. Steve Powell, chief executive of SignHealth is hoping around 1,200 schools will participate to ensure the current world record is broken. “Last year (2012), 114,277 children took part in our second sign2sing event and broke our previous record.
This year all participants received a certificate with a secret code to unlock Monkey Manor and access to loads of games, competitions and prizes (including an IPad Mini). The money raised from the Sing2Sing events will be used to continue Sign Health’s charity work, helping to improve the mental and physical health and well-being of deaf young people and adults.