Local Schoolchildren Sing with Sign Language

Whilst out today on one story for StaffsLive, I spied some school children out singing carols. Not much of a story in that, really, bar local newspapers. However, these were doing something totally different – signing along with the carols, meaning more people were able to enjoy them!

The singers from Crescent Primary School in Meir have been learning sign language and combined this with their singing talents to raise money for school funds. They hope the cash will mean they can invite more guest speakers and performers in to their school.

They used their sign language skills for “Silent Night”, and sang that as well as “Jingle Bells”.

Music teacher Emily Cooper said: “It’s something someone introduced me to last year, and we did it as a whole school carol.

“It’s quite nice in case there’s anyone that’s hard of hearing or can’t hear at all, they can actually benefit from our singing.”

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