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Sign of the times as Fenland pupils 'sing' with their hands instead of their voices

Children at a Fenland school have been learning a new skill as part of their music lessons thanks to the pandemic.

Key Stage 2 children at Friday Bridge School have swapped musical instruments and singing for learning sign language and performing using their hands instead of their voices.

The move, which began when the children returned to school in September, is the brainwave of music teacher Karl Gernert, who was desperate to keep the music going despite government rules, which ban singing in class because of fears over the spread of covid-19.

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