Portsmouth kids join 114,000 to break world record

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SCHOOL children in Portsmouth have helped set a Guinness World Record.

Two schools in the city have helped break the world record for the most people signing and singing a song simultaneously.

National charity SignHealth organises the 
sign2sing record breaker every year and this year 114,277 pupils and teachers from across Great Britain, including 298 from Portsmouth, took part.

The schools in Portsmouth that participated were Cliffdale Primary School on Battenburg Avenue in Copnor and Penhale Infant School on Lincoln Road in Fratton. In total they raised £174 for 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’re extremely grateful as all of the money raised will make a significant contribution to the work of the charity.’

Schools that registered for sign2sing received a DVD to help them learn and practice the song, as well as a set of new classroom resources aimed at increasing Deaf awareness.