Charity aims to break own record

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Children are being asked to help break a signing world record

Hundreds of schools will be taking part in the SignHealth. The national deaf healthcare charity is hoping more than 150,000 schoolchildren across the country will take part in the event.

Children will be simultaneously singing and signing a song in the hope of breaking the world record set in a similar event this year.

Steve Powell, Chief Executive at SignHealth, said: “Earlier this year 94,489 children took part in our sign2sing 2011 event, including pupils from Halifax, and smashed the Guinness World Record. The previous record was 13,418.”

The charity will make its attempt to better the record on February 8, 2012.

Steve continued: “We are hoping more than 1,000 schools will participate in the event.”

The event is primarily aimed at four to 11-year-olds. However other younger or older children can get involved.

To take part contact SignHealth on 01494 687600 or www.sign2sing.org.uk.