People across Calderdale ‘signed to sing’ in an attempt to break the world record of the most people signing and singing songs on the same day.
National charity for deaf people SignHealth asked schools, organisations and groups to sing ‘As One’ or ‘Get Up and Sign.’ Both songs were available to download from iTunes.
Nationally, around 120,000 people took part.
SignHealth fundraiser Linda Petrons said: “We hope the 2014 event inspires our next generation to learn sign language and recognise the importance of communication.”
Beech Hill Primary School, Halifax, and Rock Choir, Halifax, signed their hearts out to raise awareness and money for the deaf charity.
Beech Hill pupils sang ‘Get Up and Sign.’
Beech Hill teacher Laura Brambani said: “We jumped at the chance to take part in the Sign2Sing world record attempt. During the event, the school was full of excitement - participating staff and children thoroughly enjoyed themselves.”
Rock Choir leader Elliot Sutcliffe said: “It was a fun and innovative way of getting involved with a charity and learning to walk in someone else’s shoes for a while.
“As musicians we’re immersed in singing and music on a daily basis - to share our passion with the deaf community is really special and we’re proud to support the campaign.”