Learning some simple sign language is a great way to introduce something new and exciting into your PSHE, music, drama and literacy lessons. Sign2sing is a fundraising event which gives children the opportunity to have fun learning some signs while helping others.
Sign2sing 2017 is proud to be supported by The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts, which shares sign2sing's values of inclusiveness and encouraging children to achieve their full potential.
Do I need to know how to sign to take part?
There’s no need for teachers to be expert signers or singers as all the resources are provided on the sign2sing website including:
- Clear tutorials taking you line by line through the song and signs, presented by Deaf Pop Star Fletch
- Musical backing tracks to make your performance sound really professional.
- Lessons plans
- Fingerspelling posters
- Ideas for fun activities based around sign language
- Templates to help you publicise the event.
What teachers say about sign2sing?
“We love the fact that it encourages the students to sing and use their voices which is really important in the music curriculum. And the fact that they learn signs as well and it’s accessible to all students.” Jessamy Mayhew, Head of Performing Arts, Cottesloe School, Wing
“The children absolutely love learning the song and signs. They learn so quickly and enjoy going home to show what they’ve learned to their families. Children who are normally shy about doing actions or joining in really respond well. You can see their confidence growing.” Louise Vane from Oasis Academy Johanna in London
"There are lots of useful resources on the sign2sing website to help you learn the signs and songs. The songs are brilliant and the videos are great. You don't need specialist knowledge - any teacher can teach the songs. It takes just a few minutes out of assembly for a week or so. I guarantee you'll have lots of fun." Adina Presman, Archbishop Sumner School
About The Pauline Quirke Academy
PQA is a weekend performing arts Academy providing tuition for children and young people from 4-18 years. Students spend three hours with us, rotating through hour-long sessions in Comedy and Drama, Musical Theatre and Film and Television. Our specialist modules, packed full of tips that Pauline has learnt from nearly 50 years in the business, will teach you everything you need to know to act, sing, dance or direct like a professional. By working with people we believe are outstanding in their field, we aim to provide our students with a constantly evolving experience- something that is fresh, exciting and bang up-to-date.