Children at Manor Primary School, Uckfield, while using sign language as part of a bid to break a world record.

Children at Manor Primary School, Uckfield, take part in world record bid

Children at Manor Primary School, in Uckfield, were part of a national event which aimed to break a world record for the most number of people singing a song and accompanying it with sign language.

sign2sing is a fund-raising initiative involving more than 300,000 primary school children and adults in more than 1,000 schools in the UK and abroad.

At the last count Manor had raised £265 by taking part in the event which is organised by SignHealth, a healthcare charity for vulnerable deaf children and adults.

The charity aims to inspire future generations of doctors, nurses, lawyers, healthcare workers and others, to learn sign language.

Business manager at Manor Primary School, Ruth Martin said the school had a special connection with sign2sing because they have had a Hearing Support Facility there for many years.

She added: “This is a cause dear to our hearts. Our children have been practising for the last couple of weeks, so that they know not only all the words, but all the signing too.”

The children were brought together in the school hall and singing was led by the school’s Signing Choir.

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