Sign to sing record bid

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SUDBURY schools are being urged to sign up for a record breaking attempt, before it is too late.

Teachers, parents and children from the town have until January 20 to register for SignHealth’s sign2sing, which will see thousands of young people signing and singing a song simultaneously.

The attempt is being made on behalf of the national charity to raise awareness of deafness and to improve on the previous record, which saw 94,489 children take part in the first sign2sing event earlier this year.

Steve Powell, chief executive of SignHealth, said: “More than 800 schools have signed up so far but we are hoping around 1,000 schools will participate to ensure we break our current world record.

“We are once again inviting schoolchildren and also parents, if they would like to join in, to take part in the sign2sing world record attempt.”

Mr Powell said schools should sign up as soon as possible to allow themselves time to learn and rehearse the chosen song, which will be performed across the country on February 8.

For more information or to sign up for sign2sing, visit www.sign2sing.org.uk or call 01494 687600.