Pupils rewarded for signing up to 
beat world record

Headteachers Louise McGeachie and Kim Kirchin
Headteachers Louise McGeachie and Kim Kirchin

A school in Corby has been given a set of books after it became the 500th in the country to sign up for a bid to break a world record.

SignHealth presented Studfall Junior School with Sign with Olli classroom resources after it registered for the charity’s annual sign2sing fundraising event.

Kim Kirchin, headteacher at the school with Louise McGeachie, said: “We were delighted when SignHealth told us we were the 500th school to register for sign2sing, which is a world record breaking attempt for the most young people singing and signing a song at the same time.

“This is the second time we have taken part in the event and the Sign with Olli books will be valuable in helping us to prepare for it.”

Money raised from the event on February 6, 2013, will be used to improve the mental and physical health of deaf people, including children.

Earlier this year 114,277 youngsters took part in sign2sing 2012 and smashed the Guinness World Record.

The previous record, which SignHealth also set, was 94,489.