Posted Date: 06/23/2022
World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), 21 March, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. The date is significant as it signifies the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which leads to Down Syndrome.
Students of WHS, encouraged by their teacher Mr. Hunter and the Down Syndrome Association of Connecticut chose to participate in observing this day by wearing brightly colored, mismatched socks.
If a student was asked 'What's with the socks?' it was the perfect opportunity to explain that 3/21 is World Down Syndrome Day, and that you are celebrating all the wonderful things about people with Down Syndrome while helping to advocate for individual rights, inclusion and respect
If you want to learn more, or take part next year, please contact Mr. Hunter.
Published on Mar 25 2019 3:33 PM