Singing and signing to raise funds

Mayor of Morpeth Coun Andrew Tebbutt pictured with a group of pupils at Chantry and Newminster Middle Schools and Technology Colleges' event for SignHealth's sign2sing initiative.
Mayor of Morpeth Coun Andrew Tebbutt pictured with a group of pupils at Chantry and Newminster Middle Schools and Technology Colleges' event for SignHealth's sign2sing initiative.

Pupils at two Morpeth schools showed some excellent multi-tasking skills during an event in aid of a deaf health charity.

SignHealth called on children and adults to perform songs in sign language while singing them at the same time. The participants in the annual fund-raising initiative included Chantry and Newminster Middle Schools and Technology Colleges.

Some of the pupils who took part in Chantry and Newminster Middle Schools and Technology Colleges' event for SignHealth's sign2sing initiative.

Some of the pupils who took part in Chantry and Newminster Middle Schools and Technology Colleges' event for SignHealth's sign2sing initiative.

Chantry also had a non-uniform day. All of the money raised will go towards helping SignHealth transform the lives of thousands of people living in the UK and Africa.

As well as watching the event, Mayor of Morpeth Coun Andrew Tebbutt spoke to the children about his involvement with hearing and deaf issues through his life as a politician and social worker.

Charlotte Jones, creative arts curriculum leader at both schools, said the initiative has “taught our pupils a new and valuable skill, as well as raising awareness of deaf issues”.