Teachers and students at Avon Public School came together to show off their funky coloured socks to promote diversity and inclusion. Led by Lisa Stacey, the entire school also gathered in the gym for Yoga in honour of Grade 3 student Sam, who has Down Syndrome.
March 21st is recognized as World Down Syndrome Day. People organize and participate in events that raise public awareness, creating a global voice advocating for the rights and well being of people with Down Syndrome.
The #lotsofsocks campaign encourages people to wear brightly coloured, mismatched socks, as a conversation starter for World Down Syndrome Day in order to help spread awareness.
Emelie Taylor, Sam’s teacher, recognizes the positive influence Sam and his classmates have on each other by being in an inclusive environment. “He has brought to our classroom so many life-long meaningful lessons in empathy and the kind treatment of others.”
The Avon Maitland District School Board would like to thank everyone who participated in the #lotsofsocks campaign by helping to promote diversity, unity, and inclusion in their schools and workplaces.