Schools break singing record

Olli the monkey holds the Guinness world record.
Olli the monkey holds the Guinness world record.

Youngsters from St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Castleford and The Rookeries in Pontefract have helped break a world record.

Students helped break the Guinness world record for the most people performing sign language simultaneously in different locations at the Sign2Sing event.

The schools helped raise £130 for SignHealth which works to improve the mental and physical health of deaf people.

Steve Powell, chief executive at SignHealth, the healthcare charity for deaf people, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have broken the world record for the third year running.

“We’re extremely grateful as all of the money raised will make a significant contribution to the work of the charity.”