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WIGAN youngsters hit the right notes in an attempt to break a world record for the most people singing and using sign language at the same time.

Pupils at Hindley All Saints Church of England Primary took part in the event on Wednesday (February 5) and the song chosen was ‘Get Up and Sign’, which they performed with different schools and organisations across the country.

Music co-ordinator Kirsty Curran said: “All the children worked really hard to learn the accompanying signs. And it showed as the performance was absolutely outstanding.

“Each and every pupil put their heart and soul into the record attempt and I’m so proud of them all.”

The event aims to raise awareness of the issues faced by people with hearing impairments, to inspire people to learn sign language and to raise vital funds for the SignHealth charity.

Kirsty added: “The children have loved learning how to sign common words and phrases and many now want to go on to learn BSL.

“We last took part in 2012, and there was lots of excitement across the school when we found out that the world record had been broken.

“The children were thrilled to see the record published in the Guinness Book of World Records. This is the fourth year that this event has been held nationally and the number of participants rises each year.”

For more information visit the Sign2Sing website at http://www.sign2sing.org.uk/.

 
 
 

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