YOUNGSTERS from around the borough joined in a world record attempt at schools on Wednesday.
Pupils from a number of schools in North Tyneside took part in the sign2sing event aiming the break the world record set last year.
Among those taking part were children from Grasmere Academy, in Killingworth, who had been practising hard in the run up to the now annual event.
Students at the Northern Counties School – part of the Percy Hedley Foundation – also took part in the event, which is designed to raise awareness of deafness.
It is organised by deaf healthcare charity SignHealth, and last year 114,277 pupils and teachers from 600 schools around the country helped break the record.
Pupils taking part were asked to donate a minimum of a £1, which will help the charity support deaf children and adults around the UK.