PUPILS showed signs of their caring nature as they performed a pop classic to raise awareness about those unable to hear.

Barnard Castle Preparatory School performed Take That’s the Greatest Day using British Sign Language to help raise much-needed funds for the Sign2Sing project.

Deaf health charity SignHealth seeks to transform the lives of people through a host of projects funded by staging the only annual mass participation signing event in the country.

Prep pupils split into houses to learn sign language and perform the song raising funds for the charity along the way.

“The nice thing about learning the song and signing in houses was that it allowed the older children to help the younger ones,” said Prep School teacher Emma Small.

“Our children absolutely loved it and picked up BSL really quickly. On top of raising money, the project is a brilliant way to raise awareness among our children of how people with hearing impairment communicate, whilst also breaking down the barriers between the hearing and non-hearing communities.”