Rain

Rain

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 13°C

ESTD 1874 Search

The pigs have arrived. See the latest

Pigs Gone Wild

news here.

Gallery: Messing-cum-Inworth pupils join signing record attempt

09:00 07 February 2013

Pupils from Messing-cum-Inworth Primary School in Messing near Tiptree take part in SignHealths sign2sing record breaker

Pupils from Messing-cum-Inworth Primary School in Messing near Tiptree take part in SignHealths sign2sing record breaker

Archant

PUPILS from a north Essex primary school have joined thousands of others from across the country in a bid to break a world record.

Youngsters from Messing-cum-Inworth Primary School, in Messing, near Tiptree, took part in SignHealth’s sign2sing project.

Cathy Graham, a School Governor at Messing-cum-Inworth Primary School on School Road, said staff and pupils had been “really excited” to be involved in the sign2sing world record-breaking attempt for the most people signing and singing a song at the same time.

She said: “The pupils have been busy learning the sign2sing song and they have been looking forward to being a part of the event alongside schoolchildren from across the country.”

The money raised from sign2sing will be used to continue SignHealth’s work helping to improve the mental and physical health and well-being of deaf people, including deaf children.

Steve Powell, chief executive at SignHealth, said: “Hundreds of schools from all over the country and overseas registered to take part in our Guinness World Record sign2sing project for the most people signing and singing at the same time.

“They range in size from 30 to 800 pupils, which, from our calculations, means more than 135,000 schoolchildren took part in the event. The exact number of participants will be confirmed by Guinness World Records at a later date.

“The previous world record, which we set last year, was 114,277 so we are hoping to have smashed this.

“It has been a truly fantastic event and we’re extremely grateful for everyone who took part. At the moment we’re still counting the money raised but we’re hoping it will make a significant contribution to the work of SignHealth.”

0 comments

NUT supporters at a strike rally in Ipswich in 2014

Thousands of teachers are set to strike in Essex and Suffolk next week as part of a national row over pay and conditions.

Sylvia Stuart and her husband Peter Stuart. Photo Diss Express

A judgment on the extradition case against suspected Suffolk double murder suspect Ali Qazimaj is due to be made on Monday next week.

Lt Col John Clark MBE RE, CO 23 Parachute Engineer Regiment cuts the ribbon to open the new skate park at Rock Barracks, helped by Charlie Turner.

A new skate park near Woodbridge has been unveiled as part of ongoing efforts to strengthen links between the community and local armed forces families.

A14 (stock photo)

Three cars collided on the A14 westbound carriageway this morning, near Barrow.

The area of Clacton affected by the order

Residents who persistently beg, sleep in doorways and abuse alcohol could be fined £100 on the spot as part of a crackdown on anti-social behaviour in Clacton launching this week.

New automatic flood warning light installed at The Strood, Mersea Island

A light has been put up along The Strood, linking Mersea Island to the mainland, to stop drivers being caught out by the tide.

Behind the scenes at the Buttermarket in Ipswich. 
Stephen Sugg

Shoppers who claim Ipswich has lost a “pillar” after the Buttermarket’s glass entrance was torn down will be proved wrong when they see the new shopping centre.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24