Sign to sing joy for primary pupils

Video School Sign Singing
Video School Sign Singing

Pupils at a Doncaster Primary school helped raise more than £100 by taking part in a record breaking Sign2sing event.

Children from Park Primary School In Wheatley entertained a crowd of around 70 parents who came along to support them.

Sign2sing is an annual event, raising essential funds for the Deaf Health Charity SignHealth - giving children an exciting and fun introduction to sign language through music.

The children performed at a special assembly at the school.

Park Primary teacher Nikki Windmill said: “The children learnt two songs, singing and signing.

“By the end of the assembly we had raised just over £100 which is a fab amount.”

A spokesman for the event said: “Deafness isolates children and that affects their health in later life. sign2sing brings Deaf and hearing children together through sign language.

“It’s a world record breaking event. Earlier this year, over 144,500 people took part, setting a brand new SignHealth record. They raised tens of thousands of pounds to help give Deaf children the same healthy future as their hearing friends.

“We’re also aiming to inspire future generations of doctors, nurses, lawyers, healthcare workers and others, to learn sign language.”