PUPILS from a Uttoxeter school have been singing without making a sound to help raise awareness of the deaf.
Windsor Park Middle School, in Springfield Road, has taken part in Sign Health’s National fund-raising and deaf awareness day.
Sign Health is a charity set up to help with the needs of deaf people in the community focusing on mental and physical healthcare.
All of the pupils in the school, as part of their music lessons, learned to sing and sign this year’s charity song.
The pupils performed the song at 2.45pm along with thousands of schools across in the UK and around the world in an attempt to break the Guinness world record for the number of people signing and singing a song at the same time.
This event also raised money for the charity to use in its valuable work for the wellbeing of deaf children and adults.
Photographic evidence from all the schools which took part will now be sent off to the Guinness Book of Records for them to collate.
Later in the year they will announce their verdict as to whether the event has broken the world record.
In the meantime pupils will have access to further activities on the sign2sing website which are intended to raise the level of awareness and understanding of the issues surrounding deafness. Everyone who took part in Sign2sing received a secret code to use on a website developed especially for the event.
They can now unlock the Record Breakers section on the Monkey Manor website, at www.sign2sing.org.uk, for the chance to win prizes, including an iPad mini.
Steve Powell, chief executive at SignHealth, said: “To thank everyone from Uttoxeter who took part we will give them a secret code, which allows them to have exclusive access to activities, a competition and prize draws on Monkey Manor.”