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Truro youngsters urged to join sign2sing world record attempt

By WBCarol  |  Posted: November 26, 2012

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TRURO youngsters are being asked to join schools all over the country to join its world record-breaking attempt - and help raise money for a deaf healthcare charity.

SignHealth, which provides advocacy, counselling and mental health services for deaf adults and children is hoping 175,000 youngsters participate in its sign2sing event on 6 February 6 when young people will sign a song, entitled 'sign2sing', which has been composed especially for the event.

Rowena Dean from SignHealth, said: "sign2sing is our world record breaking attempt for the most people singing and signing a song simultaneously. We are inviting schools from the city to sign up and help raise money for SignHealth at the same time.

"The money raised from the event will help us continue our work helping to improve the mental and physical health and wellbeing of deaf people, including deaf children, nationwide and in Truro." 

Earlier this year 114,277 youngsters took part in sign2sing 2012 and smashed their previously-held Guinness World Record.

This year, teachers and pupils who sign up for sign2sing can access digital resources. Although the game is entertainment-led, players will be steered to access important communication messages, tips and information as part of the experience.

Rowena added: "The digital resource pack is available to all schools that register for sign2sing and includes a free whiteboard app.

"sign2sing is all about communication and the app will make it easy for teachers to teach the signs and song in an engaging way."

More information is available at www.sign2sing.org.uk

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