Plymouth students sing and sign for a record
PUPILS from schools across the city have attempted to break a world record in singing.
Children from 10 schools in Plymouth have taken part in a world record breaking attempt for the most people signing and singing a song simultaneously.
Pupils joined in with the sign2sing event organised by the charity SignHealth.
Schools taking part in the city included Austin Farm Community Primary School in Eggbuckland, Cann Bridge School in Estover and Courtlands Special School in Crownhill.
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Also pupils from High View Primary School in Efford, Marlborough Primary School in Devonport, Mayflower Community School on Ham Drive, and Pennycross Primary School in Pennycross got involved. Finally St Budeaux's Plaistow Hill Infant and Nursery School, Salisbury Road Primary School in St Jude's and St Edwards Church Primary School in Eggbuckland sang their hearts out.
Steve Powell, chief executive at SignHealth, which is the national healthcare charity for deaf people, said:"The previous world record, which we set last year, was 114,277 so we are hoping to have smashed this."Young people from all over the country and overseas signed to the song called 'sign2sing', which has been composed especially for the event. 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.
The results of the world record can be expected in the next few months.
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.