Pupils sign up to help break a world record

Pic Lisa McPhillips 06/02/2013 'Donaldson's School. Sign2sing event with whole school hoping to break sign singing record.
Pic Lisa McPhillips 06/02/2013 'Donaldson's School. Sign2sing event with whole school hoping to break sign singing record.

PUPILS from Donaldson’s and from St Joseph’s 
Primary in Linlithgow have attempted to break a Guinness world record.

The record breaking 
attempt aimed to get as many people signing and singing a specially composed song, ‘sign2sing’ simultaneously, as possible, and last Wednesday 129 staff and pupils took part locally.

The event was organised by charity SignHealth and chief executive Steve Powell said: “More than 1,200 schools across the country and overseas have signed up and we’re pleased that schools in Linlithgow are involved in sign2sing too.”

He added: “sign2sing is also a fundraiser for us through a suggested £1 
donation from everyone taking part. Children are being asked to wear a 
colourful scarf like Olli the monkey, who is our official mascot, to school on the day of sign2sing and take in their £1 donation.”

A spokesperson at Donaldson’s said it would take some time to find out if they’d broken the record worldwide, and count the money donated, but that the event went “very well.”

Money raised will go 
towards the charity’s work to improve the mental and physical health and wellbeing of deaf adults and children. Last year 114,277 youngsters took part in sign2sing 2012, smashing the Guinness World Record.

Pictures by Lisa McPhillips. 130247h