Shropshire schools take part in sign2sing record attempt

Pupils from seven schools across Shropshire are waiting to hear if they are record breakers after taking part in a world record attempt.

Pupils from St Luke’s Catholic Primary School in Trench took part in a world record attempt with 1,199 other schools
Pupils from St Luke’s Catholic Primary School in Trench took part in a world record attempt with 1,199 other schools

The youngsters took part in the sign2sing record attempt to have the most people signing and singing a song simultaneously.

They are pupils at Adcote School for Girls in Little Ness, High Ercall Primary School, Newport Infant School, Oswestry School, St Luke’s Catholic Primary School in Trench, St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School in Wellington and Tibberton Church of England Primary School.

Emma Woodhouse, arts coordinator, said the children had really enjoyed learning sign language, and had picked up the actions very quickly.

“I’m always looking out for things that are a bit different and this was for a good cause as well because the children all brought in £1 for charity,” she said.

“I thought it would be a fantastic thing and the children don’t really see sign language in school. They were surprisingly good at the sign language, considering they only had a small space of time to learn it, but they picked it up very very quickly.

“Most of the children took part. It would be nice to carry on doing more sign language in the future.

The sign2sing event organised by the charity SignHealth and saw more than 100,000 children in the UK take part in the challenge at 2.45pm yesterday.

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.”