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Kent pupils singing songs with signs

By Kent and Sussex Courier  |  Posted: February 09, 2013

By Tim Wyatt tim.wyatt@courier.co.uk

  • FOLLOW ME: Teaching assistant Lizzie Youngston CNSL20130106C-010_C

  • LOTS OF FUN: Bishops Down pupils had a great time CNSL20130106C-003_C

  • SYMBOLS: Pupils signed to a specially written song CNSL20130106C-001_C

  • FOCUSED: Pupils concentrate hard CNSL20130106C-005_C

  • Pupils at Bishops Down Primary School in Tunbridge Wells taking part in a Guinness world record attempt to get as many children to sign and sing the same song at the same time in schools across the country. CNSL20130106C-007_C

  • Pupils at Bishops Down Primary School in Tunbridge Wells taking part in a Guinness world record attempt to get as many children to sign and sing the same song at the same time in schools across the country. CNSL20130106C-011_C

  • ALL TOGETHER NOW: More than 500 pupils at Paddock Wood Primary School also got in on the action TWPL20130206H-001_C

  • Signing and Singing

  • Signing and Singing

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SCHOOLCHILDREN across Kent took time out from class this week to try and bag themselves a world record.

The sign2sing event on Wednesday hoped to smash the record for most children singing and using sign language at the same time.

The idea was promoted by deaf charity SignHealth to raise money and help educate children about deafness.

A special song was written for this year's event, which aimed to top the 114,277 children who took part last year.

The headteacher of Bishops Down Primary School in Tunbridge Wells, Dan Turvey, said: "We had 341 people taking part, including pupils, parents and staff, which was great."

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