Sing it loud!

All Saint's First school pupils itaking part in the  special assembly with sign language which was part of  a world record breaking singing event.
All Saint's First school pupils itaking part in the special assembly with sign language which was part of a world record breaking singing event.
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MUSICAL Morpeth youngsters could become world record-breakers after a massive sing-sign.

Pupils at Abbeyfields, Cambo, All Saints, and Stobhillgate first schools all took part in the national initiative by SignHealth, a healthcare charity for deaf people.

They joined about 100,000 children nationwide to sing and sign The New Seekers’ 1970 hit ‘I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing’ at 2.45pm last Wednesday.

And if checks confirm the numbers, the youngsters will smash the previous world record of 13,418 people singing and signing a song simultaneously.

Morpeth All Saints Headteacher Pauline Molloy said: “The sign2sing project brought schools and young people’s groups together to join in this Guinness World Record breaking attempt and the school is now waiting for confirmation that they are part of a world record.

“Parents, governors and friends of the school came to watch the children perform and afterwards enjoyed coffee and cakes, with all proceeds going to SignHealth.”

The initiative also generated funds from sponsorship from businesses and a suggested donation of £2 for everyone taking part.

A DVD was provided to show the children how to sign.