On Monday, the 21st of March Samakee celebrated World Down Syndrome day. In the days leading up to the event, children learnt about what it means to have Down Syndrome. We learnt that people with Down Syndrome like to do everything just the same as we do, but sometimes they may take a little bit longer.
To celebrate this special day, children and teachers all wore silly socks to raise money for the Rainbow Room. All donations will go to the Rainbow Room Foundation of Thailand who provides strong support for children with Down Syndrome.
We also participated in the Real DEAL -‘Drop Everything And Laugh’ event. The aim was to try our best to make our friends laugh! There were some brilliant jokes, wonderful tricks and some funny faces pulled!
Learning about Down Syndrome has also linked in nicely with our PSHE topic on Friendships. We have been talking about what it means to be a good friend, giving compliments to each other, sharing our feelings, making kind choices and learning that everyone is different, and this is okay! At the end of the morning, the whole school gathered in the Samakee Hall for a special assembly performed by the Samakee Glee Club, hilarious; the lyrics were written by the Glee Club and made us all laugh, a fitting end for a very enjoyable and meaningful morning.