Children invited to world record attempt

CHILDREN from Matlock are invited to sign up this month for a world record breaking attempt for the most people signing and singing at the same time.

The national deaf healthcare charity, SignHealth is hoping more than 150,000 schoolchildren including several hundred from Matlock will join in with the event taking place on February 8, 2012.

Steve Powell, Chief Executive at SignHealth, said: “Earlier this year 94,489 children took part in our sign2sing 2011 event and smashed the Guinness World Records™. The previous record was 13,418.

“On February 8, 2012, we are once again inviting schoolchildren to take part in the world record attempt for the most people signing and singing a song simultaneously.

“News of the event is already spreading rapidly and we are hoping to smash our current record and involve more than 150,000 youngsters, while also raising awareness of deafness and the work we are doing at SignHealth.”

The event will also be a fundraiser for the charity through sponsorship from businesses and a suggested donation of £1 for everyone taking part.

Young people from all over the country and overseas will learn to sign a song being composed especially for the event, entitled ‘Sing2sing’.

SignHealth, which is the healthcare charity for Deaf people, providing health-related services for all Deaf people, will produce a DVD to show children how to sign the song.

The event is primarily aimed at four to 11-year-olds, however other younger or older children and adults can join in if they wish.

The current record is now 94,489.

For more information, please contact SignHealth on 01494 687600 or visit the website www.sign2sing.org.uk