Steve Powell, Chief Executive at SignHealth, said: “More than 900 schools from all over the country and overseas registered to take part in our Guinness World Record sign2sing project.
“The schools range in size from 30 to 800 pupils, which, from our calculations, means more than 130,000 schoolchildren, took part in the event. The exact number of participants will be confirmed by Guinness World Records at a later date.
Sign2sing is designed to raise awareness of deafness and the work of SignHealth, which provides health-related services for all Deaf people, as well as acting as a fundraiser for the charity through sponsorship from businesses and a suggested donation of £1 for everyone taking part.
The charity will be organising the event again next year. People wishing to take part are invited to contact SignHealth to register their interest.