District schools urged to join record-breaking bid

A PROJECT to raise awareness of deafness is inviting schools, colleges and nurseries in the district to sign up to a world record breaking attempt.

They are being asked to take part in a project by SignHealth to get the most people singing and signing a song at the same time.

Last year more than 100,000 young people took part in the project, smashing the world record and earning themselves a place in the Guinness Book of Records.

On Wednesday, February 6 young people from all over the country and overseas will sign a song, entitled sign2sing, which has been composed for the event.

This will be the third sign2sing event and SignHealth is hoping to involve more than 175,000 young people. Schools, colleges and nurseries across the country can all host their own sign2sing event.

Any taking part will be provided with resources to help them participate in the challenge.

Those wishing to take part should register their interest via the website www.sign2sing.org.uk.

For more information about sign2sing, contact SignHealth on 01494 687600, follow them on Twitter @sign2sing or find them on Facebook.