Eleven schools in Milton Keynes joined in with a World Record breaking sing along.
National charity SignHealth organises the sign2sing record breaker every year. And this year, 116,980 pupils and teachers all over the country participated in the event.
The schools were:
Chestnuts Primary School
Green Park School
Greenleys First School
Heelands School on Glovers Lane in Heelands
High Ash C of E Primary School
Jubilee Wood Primary School
Langland Community School
Moorlands Nursery School
New Bradwell School
St Andrews C of E Infant School
Tickford Park Primary School
Steve Powell, Chief Executive at SignHealth, the healthcare charity for deaf people, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have broken the world record for the third year running. sign2sing is our annual record breaking attempt for the most people signing and singing a song at the same time.
“We organised sign2sing to help raise awareness of deafness and the work we do at SignHealth. It’s a great way of engaging youngsters to learn and understand the different forms of communication in a fun and memorable way.
“The event was also a fundraiser for the charity through a voluntary donation from those who took part.”
In total the schools in Milton Keynes that took part in sign2sing raised more than £790 for SignHealth.
Steve added: “We’re extremely grateful as all of the money raised will make a significant contribution to the work of the charity.”
Young people from Great Britain and other countries, including Australia, Nigeria, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Uganda and the United States, signed a song, entitled ‘sign2sing’, which was composed especially for the event.
sing2sing is a fundraiser for SignHealth through a suggested £1 donation from everyone taking part. Children were asked to wear a scarf like Olli the monkey, who is SignHealth’s official mascot, to school on the day of sign2sing and take in their £1 donation.
The money 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.