Children gearing up for world record attempt

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Children from 14 city schools will be taking part in a world record breaking attempt this Wednesday for the most people signing and singing a song on the same day.

Pupils will be joining in with the sign2sing event organised by the charity SignHealth.

Linda Petrons, Events and Corporate Fundraiser at SignHealth, said: “Last year 116,980 people took part in our sign2sing 2013 event and broke the Guinness World Record™. The previous record was 114,277, which we set in 2012.

“On February 5, children and adults from across the country will once again take part in the world record attempt for the most people signing and singing a song on the same day.

“More than 920 schools and organisations across the country and overseas have signed up and we’re pleased that 14 schools in Milton Keynes are involved in sign2sing too.”

Children and adults from all over the country and overseas will sign a song that has been especially composed for the event.

Linda said: “sign2sing is also a fundraiser for us through a suggested £1 donation from everyone taking part. Children are being asked to wear a colourful scarf like Olli the monkey, who is our official mascot, to school on the day of sign2sing and take in their £1 donation.”

The money raised from the event will be used to continue the charity’s work helping to improve the mental and physical health and well-being of deaf people, including deaf children.