Little stars take part in Sign2Sing record attempt

Dorset Echo: LITTLE STARS: St Andrew’s School children take part in the national Sign2Sing project LITTLE STARS: St Andrew’s School children take part in the national Sign2Sing project

YOUNGSTERS at a Weymouth school took part in a world record attempt to have the most people signing and singing songs on the same day.

The children at St Andrew’s CofE Primary School raised £230 for SignHealth, the healthcare charity for vulnerable deaf children and adults.

The charity aims to inspire future generations of doctors, nurses, lawyers, healthcare workers and others to learn sign language.

Last year Sign2Sing saw 116,980 children and adults became Guinness World Record Breakers by singing and signing the same song, at the same time across multiple locations.

St Andrew’s teacher Sam Scott said: “From the moment Sign2Sing was introduced at St Andrew’s the children were hooked.

“The whole school had been practicing the song and the signs for a few weeks at school and at home.

“They were practicing on the playground and even on the school bus.

“The song was unbelievably catchy and though the signs were daunting at first, the tutorials on the website helped the teachers and the children to learn.”

On the day of the world record attempt, all staff and children at the Preston school gathered for worship in the afternoon and then performed the song.

Miss Scott said: “I know I and all the teachers felt incredibly proud of the children. They were amazing.

“It was great to see so many supporting the charity too by wearing a scarf like the Sign2Sing mascot Ollie the Monkey. We raised £230 for the charity.”

The school is still waiting to find out if Sign2Sing has broken the record again this year.

Miss Scott added: “The children keep asking every time I’m on playground duty.”

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