CHILDREN from Huddersfield are being invited to join a world record breaking attempt.

Sign2sing – an initiative created by the national deaf healthcare charity SignHealth – aims to get the largest number of children signing and singing at the same time.

The charity broke the record last year when 94,989 children got involved , smashing the previous record of 13,418.

Several hundred children from Huddersfield were involved in the first record breaker.

Steve Powell, chief executive at SignHealth said: “ On February 8, 2012, we are once again inviting schoolchildren to take part in the world record attempt for the most people signing and singing a song simultaneously.

“We are hoping to smash our current record and involve more than 150,000 while also raising awareness of deafness and the work we are doing at SignHealth.”

The event, which is set to receive sponsorship from local business, also aims to raise money for the charity.

A special song has been created just for the event called Sign2sing.

Every school that registers to take part in the event will receive a training DVD.

The event is primarily aimed at four to 11-year-olds.