Youngsters sign and sing

Kedington Primary School sign2sing 2013
Kedington Primary School sign2sing 2013
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Schools in and around Haverhill united in an attempt to smash the world record for the number of people simultaneously signing and singing a song last Wednesday (February 6).

Burton End Primary School did the sign2sing event for the second successive year, with Kedington Primary School, Bellbird Primary School in Sawston and Granta Special School in Linton also participating.



Kedington youngsters wore their scarves like Sign Health’s Olli the monkey, and raised £164 for the charity.

The school’s deputy head Karen Sheargold said: “Since September the whole school have been learning Makaton sign language and use it on an everyday basis, with the children regularly outskilling the adults with the speed in which they quickly learn new words.

“This event was the perfect opportunity to celebrate our learning to date and help support a very worthwhile charity.”

The number of those who participated is still being counted up to determine whether or not the record was broken.

Sign Health helps vulnerable deaf people.

For all the latest news see Thursday’s (February 21) Echo.