To celebrate National Deaf Awareness Week, TikTok have launched the #HowToSign hashtag challenge, asking creators to share their favourite sign language words or simple sentences, in a bid to reinforce sign language as an essential skill for life.

The hashtag challenge, live since the 11th of May, already has over 4.1M views. Hundreds of British users have been creating videos to share their sign language skills, particularly British Sign Language, while others are joining in to learn.

Here are some of the best videos as part of the challenge:

The #HowToSign challenge will continue live on TikTok, giving the community an opportunity to carry on demonstrating their commitment towards learning sign language as a visual means of communicating using gestures, facial expressions and body language.

To see all the campaign videos please click here.