Sheffield pupils sign in to break world record for third time

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Nine Sheffield schools have helped set a world record for the most people performing sign language all at once.

The milestone – which saw 116,980 pupils and teachers taking part across the country – has just been confirmed by Guinness World Records.

The sign2sing event now takes place every year and the Sheffield schools raised more than £350 for the charity SignHealth.

It is the third year running that the record has been broken and the event is becoming a regular part of many schools’ calendars.

SignHealth chief executive Steve Powell said: “We organised sign2sing to help raise awareness of deafness and the work we do.

“It’s a great way of engaging youngsters to learn and understand different forms of communication.”