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Schools attempt to break world record

Children from three schools took part in an attempt to break the world record for the most people signing and singing a song simultaneously.

Pupils at schools from across the town joined in the sign2sing event, organised by the charity SignHealth, on Wednesday afternoon. They included Jolesfield Church of England Primary School on Littleworth Lane in Partridge Green, and two Horsham schools, Queen Elizabeth II School on Compton’s Lane, and Leechpool Primary School on Leechpool Lane.

Steve Powell, Chief Executive at SignHealth, said: “Our sign2sing project is an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most people singing and signing a song at the same time.

“More than 1,200 schools across the country and overseas have signed up and we’re pleased that schools in Horsham are involved in sign2sing too.”

Young people from all over the country   and   overseas   will   sign  a song called ‘sign2sing’, which has been composed especially for the event. Steve said: “sign2sing is also a fundraiser for us through a suggested £1 donation from everyone taking part.”

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.

Last year 114,277 youngsters took part in sign2sing 2012 and smashed the Guinness World Record. The previous record, which SignHealth also set, was 94,489. This was SignHealth’s third sign2sing event and the charity is hoping to have involved more than 175,000 youngsters. Schools filmed and photographed their events as they took place. Steve continued: “The videos and photos will be sent to Guinness World Records along with the paperwork, so it can confirm whether we have broken the record.”

For more information about sign2sing, please visit the website above or contact SignHealth on 01494 687600. Alternatively, sign2sing is on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sign2sing and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sign2sing

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