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Posted on: 24/03/2017

Lots of Socks for WDSD

On Tuesday 21st March, students supported World Down's Syndrome Day's 'Lots of Socks' campaign by wearing stickers and silly socks to raise awareness of the event.

The idea is that you wear something which will make people ask about why you're wearing it, thus giving the opportunity to explain about the event and help raise awareness of what Down's syndrome is, what it means to have Down's syndrome, and how people with Down's syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities

Head Teacher Mrs Hughes said, "World Down's Syndrome Day takes place every year and is a day to recognise that we all deserve, and should have, equal rights regardless of ability. We as a school wholly support this ethos and inclusion is a value we fully embrace." 

LOS 2017 trophy

Down's Syndrome is caused by the chance presence of an extra  21st chromosome in a baby’s cells.   21st March was recognised as World Down Syndrome Day by the World Health Organisation  from 2008 and by the United Nations from 2012.

Holly and Flynn
Mrs Hughes with Holly and Flynn Adams