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Schools in London are signing and singing to raise money to help vulnerable deaf children

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London schools sign and sing to help deaf children.Local schools taking part are: All Saints C of E Primary School, Archbishop Sumner Primary School, Cherry Orchard Primary School, Coopers Lane School, Fairlawn School, Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children, Mission Grove Primary School, Monkfrith Primary School, Paddock Secondary School, The Hyde School and Wormholt Park Primary School.

[PRESSWIRE] London, United Kingdom - 09 December 2015 -- Schools in London are signing and singing to raise money to help vulnerable deaf children. The schools are taking part in sign2sing, an annual fundraising activity organised by the Deaf Health Charity SignHealth.Local schools taking part are:  All Saints C of E Primary School, Archbishop Sumner Primary School, Cherry Orchard Primary School, Coopers Lane School, Fairlawn School, Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children, Mission Grove Primary School, Monkfrith Primary School, Paddock Secondary School, The Hyde School and Wormholt Park Primary School.

 

The inability of most hearing people to sign means deaf children can feel isolated.  This also affects their health in later life as access to healthcare is more difficult if your first language is British Sign Language (BSL).  The good news is that sign2sing is inspiring people to discover more about signing and, for many, it’s a gateway to learning BSL.

 

As well as schools, choirs, businesses and community groups take part.  They learn a specially written song with accompanying signs and use the event as a platform for lots of fun fundraising activities.

 

Participants don’t need to be fantastic singers or expert signers to take part.  All the resources needed to learn the song and signs are on the sign2sing website (www.sign2sing.org.uk), including online tutorials featuring Deaf Pop Star Fletch and a special video made by award-winning Deaf film maker Bim Ajadi.

 

Sign2sing takes place from 1-7th February and there is still time to join in the fun.   To register go to: www.sign2sing.org.uk/register. 

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