Hundreds of city schoolchildren join world record attempt

Friday 01 February 2013 Updated: 07/02 10:28

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HUNDREDS of schoolchildren in Coventry were today (Wednesday) attempting to set a new world record breaking for the most youngsters signing and singing simultaneously.

Pupils from 20 schools were due to join thousands across the country to sing a song written by Garry Slack, author of the award-winning Sign with Olli books, as part of the record attempt organised by charity SignHealth.

Last year 114,277 children took part, smashing the previous record was 94,489. And this year charity chiefs are aiming to get 175,000 youngsters involved.

Dawn Neale, music co-ordinator at Coundon Primary, said: “The children really enjoyed taking part in last year’s sign2sing event so we thought it would be a good idea to take part again and help to break the world record for the most people signing and singing a song at the same time."

The money raised from sign2sing will be used to continue the charity’s work helping to improve the mental and physical health and well-being of deaf people, including deaf children.

Schools taking part are:

Aldermoor Farm Primary

All Souls’ Catholic Primary

Baginton Fields

Caludon Castle

Coundon Primary

Howes Primary

Keresley Newland Primary

Leigh Church of England Primary

Moat House Primary

Pearl Hyde Community Primary

President Kennedy

Radford Primary

Ravensdale Primary

Sherbourne Fields

St Andrews Church of England Infant

St Augustine’s Catholic Primary

Three Spires Primary

Tiverton

Walsgrave Church of England Primary

Whitley Abbey Primary

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