March 17, 2022
March the 21st is globally recognised as ‘World Down Syndrome Day’. In the UK it is estimated that 1 in every 1,000 babies born will have Down’s syndrome. Down’s syndrome is a genetic condition caused by the presence of a full or partial third copy of chromosome 21 in the body’s cells.
To show our awareness we welcome all pupils and staff to wear odd socks on Monday 21st March as it is thought that chromosomes look like socks and people with Down’s syndrome have an extra one. We use the 21st of March because it signifies the uniqueness of the triplication of the 21st chromosome which causes Down’s syndrome.
We look forward to seeing the combination of socks on Monday.