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Dorset School Children Aiming for World Record Crown

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8:15am 5th February 2014

Hundreds of children across Dorset are hoping to beat a world record today for the most people signing and singing a song on the same day.

Youngsters from 23 schools across the county including Bridport Primary, Thorners Primary in Litton Cheney and St Andrews in Preston are taking part.

Weymouth Rock will also being joining in the event which is being run by the national healthcare charity for deaf people, Sign Health.

Linda Petrons, Events and Corporate Fundraiser at SignHealth, explained: "Last year (February, 2013) 116,980 people took part in our sign2sing 2013 event and broke the Guinness World Records™. The previous record was 114,277, which we set in 2012.

"On February 5, children and adults from across the country will once again take part in the world record attempt for the most people signing and singing a song on the same day.

"We're absolutely delighted that so far more than 852 schools, choirs and other organisations, including 23 from Dorset, have signed up and are practising for the event.

"We have estimated more than 100,000 people are expected to take part in the event in total. However, we need another 20,000 in order to break our world record and help raise awareness of British Sign Language (BSL)."

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