Scarborough pupils help to smashing tuneful world record

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Pupils from a Scarborough school have helped find their voice to smash a world record.

Youngsters from Springhead School, in Barry’s Lane, were among the 114,277 pupils and teachers from around the UK who have broke the world record for the most people singing a song simultaneously.

The record attempt took place in February, but officials from the Guinness Book of World Records only confirmed the record this week.

In total, 84 students and teachers from the school took part in the record bid, which is organized annualy by national charity SignHealth.

Steve Powell, Chief Executive at SignHealth, the healthcare charity for Deaf* people, said: “We are delighted to have broken the world record for the second year running and we are going to try and beat it again next year.

“We organised the sign2sing event to help raise awareness of deafness and the work we do at SignHealth. It was also a fundraiser for the charity through sponsorship from businesses and a voluntary donation from everyone taking part.”

Schools that registered for the record bid received a DVD to help them learn and practise the song, as well as a set of new classroom resources aimed at increasing Deaf awareness.

The song, entitled ‘sign2sing’, was composed especially for the event. The lyrics were written by Garry Slack, author of the award-winning ‘Sign with Olli’ books and the music was composed by Paul Fairey.