GALLERY: Fenland children sing Heads Shoulders, Knees and Toes for Guinness World Record attempt
PUBLISHED: 11:45 03 March 2011
MORE than 300 youngsters took part in a mass singing of Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes for a Guinness World Record attempt.
Tuesday’s event at Kingsfield Primary School, Chatteris, was part of a national attempt at the record as part of the ICAN Chatterbox Challenge.
Pre-school children from Chatteris and Villages Children’s Centre ‘Learn to Play’ group, Kingsfield pre-school and school pupils took part.
The ICAN Chatterbox Challenge is an annual activity which raises money for children throughout the UK who struggle with communication. One in 10 children start school with a speech, language or communication need.
Opening the event at Chatteris was Helen Wootton, speech and language therapy assistant for Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust.
She said: “Singing is a really good activity for developing a child’s communication skills.
“The children love singing together and it’s a great way to raise money for those who have difficulties with language and communication.”
Amanda Newman, manager of the March and Chatteris Children’s Centres, said: “It’s great to get involved in this world record attempt with different people across the UK.
“The children have thoroughly enjoyed practising for the event and it’s a great way to engage parents and children in a fun activity promoting language development.”
All Saints’ Primary School, March, also took part in the record attempt.
A total of 39,000 children and adults across the country took part in the sing along. The previous world record was 1,462.