Secret code for pupils who did sign2sing fund-raising event
Children who participated in the sign2sing world record breaking attempt have been given a secret code to unlock online goodies.
Burton End and Kedington primary schools both took part in event on February 6 when children in schools across the country attempted to smash the record for the number of people signing and singing a song simultaneously.
Participants in charity SignHealth’s event were enabled unlock the ‘Record Breakers’ section on the Monkey Manor website, www.sign2sing.org.uk from February 15, for the chance to win prizes including an iPad mini.
Children were asked to wear a scarf like Olli the monkey, SignHealth’s official mascot, to school on the day of sign2sing and make a £1 donation.
The money, which is still being counted, 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.
For more information about sign2sing, visit www.sign2sing.org.uk or contact SignHealth on 01494 687600.
Alternatively, sign2sing is on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sign2sing and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sign2sing.
The results are still being counted to see if the record was broken.
Steve Powell, chief executive at SignHealth, said: “sign2sing is our annual fundraising event to break the record for the most people signing and singing a song simultaneously.
“To thank everyone from Haverhill who took part we will give them a secret code, which allows them to have exclusive access to activities, a competition and prize draws on Monkey Manor.
“Participants will be familiar with Monkey Manor as it is through this site that they accessed the resources and activities to help them learn the signs and song for sign2sing.
“However, the Record Breakers section requires the user to enter a code to unlock it and we will send this code to everyone that took part.
“Children will be able to play signing activities, as well as take part in a competition to win prizes, including an iPad mini, vouchers and tickets for days out to various attractions.”
Pupils at more than 1,200 schools all across the UK and overseas registered for sign2sing.
The schools range in size from 30 to 800 pupils, which means more than 135,000 children are expected to have taken part in the event in total.
Monkey Manor was developed by SignHealth in partnership with leading cause-related entertainment provider, Digital Giving.
Mr Powell added: “Children will also be able to download the song, ‘sign2sing’, which has been specifically composed for the event, as well as another track called ‘Time to Party’ from the website.
“Downloads will cost a maximum of 79p and proceeds will go towards SignHealth.”
sing2sing is a fund raiser for SignHealth through a suggested £1 donation from everyone taking part.
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