Rise Up! : Sign Language Version

The stepdaughter of Beetleypete from Norfolk, UK, has translated the song ‘Rise Up’ into sign language for this video.
(I’m guessing it is BSL as I faintly recognise some of it. What a shame there isn’t a universal sign language.)


My step-daughter Emma works here in Norfolk in a school for children with special educational needs. Because of Coronavirus, she is currently working from home on teaching projects. She decided to use her sign language skills to help and inspire the kids at the school, many of whom have great problems with communication. She worked hard to create a sign language version of the popular and inspiring song, ‘Rise Up!’

I don’t normally make such requests, but on this occasion I am asking all of you, wherever you live, to share this blog post on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and on any other social media platform you are a member of.

Sign language is international. and so many people trapped at home during the current lockdown may be thrilled and inspired by Emma’s video. Let them know it will all be over soon, and that one day they will ‘Rise Up’…

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2 thoughts on “Rise Up! : Sign Language Version

  1. Thanks for the reblog, Cathy. The language Emma is using is called ‘Signalong’. I think it is a simplified sign-language, for those with learning difficulties.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Until I learned BSL, I’d kind of assumed that sign language would be international, but it’s actually more regional than dialects. South London might even use a different sign from North London in some cases. Hopefully, with more signing being added to TV programs, a more general version might evolve.

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