Milford NS Down Syndrome Awareness Day took place on Monday, 22nd March. Children wore odd socks to school on this day!
There are two main ideas behind the odd sock/lots of socks theme:
The ‘odd socks’ represent the odd number of chromosomes that people with down syndrome have (47 chromosomes) as chromosomes are shaped like socks. The ‘odd socks’ also remind us that our differences are what make us great!
Lots of Socks is a Down Syndrome International campaign to create conversation and bring awareness of Down syndrome on World Down Syndrome Day, each year. The idea behind the Lots of Socks initiative is that all types, shapes, sizes of the same thing can be unique in their own way, and yet do the same thing. Children understand what socks are, how they look and what they are for, and children understand that no two socks are the same. Lots of Socks is a campaign to create conversation about diversity, uniqueness, inclusion and acceptance.
Here are some photographs of our day.