Gretton children go socks crazy for World Down’s Syndrome day

Gretton Primary School children wear brightly coloured socks for World Down's Syndrome Day
Gretton Primary School children wear brightly coloured socks for World Down's Syndrome Day

They’re a bright bunch of pupils at Gretton Primary School!

On Friday, March 20, all the children at the school wore brightly coloured socks, odd socks, socks on their hands, socks on their ears – in fact, as many pairs of socks as they could!

They were showing their support for World Down’s Syndrome Day, celebrated on Saturday, March 21.

The idea behind the wearing of the wide variety of socks was to celebrate that we are all different, and being different is ok.

It also raised awareness that people with Down’s Syndrome should have the same opportunities as everybody else, and that children with the condition can do everything that other children can do – it just takes a bit longer and they have to try harder.

Principal Jane MacDonald said: “We felt that this was a brilliant opportunity to show our support for World Down’s Syndrome Day.

“All the children joined in, so did the teachers and the support staff, and we fully support the message behind this event – we are all different, and being different is OK.”