Students and staff from Elmwood College’s Supported Learning Department took part in the Sign2Sing 2012 World Record attempt recently.
Sign2Sing is a fundraising event for SignHealth and children in schools and colleges took part all over the world, with more than 90,000 participating and breaking the Guinness World Record.
SignHealth is a charity working to support profoundly Deaf children, young people and adults throughout the UK, whose first language is not English but British Sign Language.
The students in Lifeskills, Life Options, General Studies and Skills for Transition classes at Elmwood had a lot of fun rehearsing two songs, What’s the Time and Sign2Sing. It was a great way to raise deaf awareness amongst the students and for them to have fun at the same time.
Lynne Grieve, Supported Learning lecturer commented, “There was a fantastic turn out at the Sign2Sing event, with 54 students and staff taking part. The students were very enthusiastic and bursting with energy. I am so proud of their performance, it couldn’t have gone any better. I would like to say a big thank you to all staff and students for their support and hard work. Fingers crossed we have helped to beat the Sign2Sing 2012 world record attempt!”
Emma Ratcliffe and Craig Pope, Skills for Transition students said, “Sign2Sing was great fun. We liked the songs we had to sign to and we really enjoyed it.”