Children at Northgate Primary School are a right bunch of record breakers!
The school, in Green Lane, has been home to a Special Support Centre (SSC) for pupils with hearing impairments for years.
So it comes as no surprise that, earlier this year, youngsters joined 116,000 others all over the country to set the Guinness World Record for the most people performing sign language simultaneously in different locations.
The achievement was part of national charity SignHealth’s Sign2sing project, which is held every year.
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.
“Sign2sing is our annual record breaking attempt for the most people signing and singing a song at the same time.
“We organised Sign2sing to help raise awareness of deafness and the work we do at SignHealth. It’s a great way of engaging youngsters to learn and understand the different forms of communication in a fun and memorable way.
“The event was also a fundraiser for the charity through a voluntary donation from those who took part.”
Northgate Primary, which was rated ‘good’ following its last Ofsted inspection in May 2012, and was praised for the progress children made in reading, writing and maths, as well as the standard of teaching.
The school is no stranger to success, having received a a number of awards including Healthy Schools and Dyslexia Friendly awards.
During county-wide maths and athletics competitions, the school was placed 4th and 2nd respectively - and the summer fair last term raised £1,550.
In her last newsletter, headteacher Alison Wood wrote: “We should be proud of our children.
“They represent our school at various inter-school competitions and, although we may not always win, the enthusiasm, good behaviour and sportsmanship of those children taking part has been a credit to our school.”