You may be aware that your child has recently been learning some sign language at school? This is because on Wednesday 6th February 2013 at precisely 2.45pm, all students in Years 7 and 8 took part in SignHealth’s national fundraising and deaf awareness day.
The event involved attempting to break the world record for the largest number of people signing and singing. This is important for very many reasons. As well as breaking new world records, Sign2Sing is the national fundraising and deaf awareness day for the charity SignHealth.
Deafness and hearing loss is much more common than most people realise. There are over 8 million deaf and hard of hearing people in the UK, which equates to a staggering one in every seven of us, and around 100,000 British Sign Language users, making it the fourth most commonly used native language in the UK. In fact, some 500 million people worldwide suffer some degree of hearing loss – it is the most common physical disability in the world.
Maryhill High school students were proud to take part and their singing and signing was truly fantastic!
Well done to all involved.
You can find out more information about Sign2Sing and SignHealth at these links: