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Bexley residents encouraged to sign up for world record attempt

PUBLISHED: 07:00 23 August 2013

Bexley residents are being urged to sign up for a record-breaking attempt to try and get the most people ever singing and using sign language on the same day.

It is hoped 150,000 people will join in sign2sing on February 5 next year.

Steve Powell, chief executive at SignHealth who are organising the record attempt, said: “Earlier this year 116,980 teachers and pupils across the country, including Bexley, took part in our third sign2sing event and broke the Guinness World Records™. The previous record, which we also set, was 114,277.

“On February 5, 2014, we are once again inviting children and adults alike to take part in our world record attempt for the most people signing and singing a song on the same day.

“This year we are hoping businesses, choirs, community groups and other organisations as well as schools join in too. Our aim for the 2014 event is to inspire our next generation of healthcare professionals about the importance of good communication.”

People from all over the country and overseas will learn to sign a song. Everyone who registers for sign2sing will have access to digital resources, which will be available to be downloaded from sign2sing.org.uk from the end of September.

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