The Louth Meath branch of Down Syndrome Ireland are inviting schools across the county to support World Down Syndrome Day by wearing brightly coloured or odd socks on Friday March 20.
With World Down Syndrome Day falling on a Saturday this year (March 21), schools are being asked to take part and fundraise a day earlier – and be in with the chance of winning some great prizes for their school in doing so.
Pupils, teachers and staff are being asked to ‘Rock Your Socks’ and donate €2 to support the Down Syndrome community in counties Louth and Meath. The aim is to spread positive awareness in local communities and show that everyone is more alike than different.
All participating schools are in with a chance to win some superb prizes for their school community including: A brand new website worth €2,500, a €500 school tour voucher for Carlingford Adventure Centre, a €250 birthday party for 15 at JustBFit in Drogheda, library book bundles from Scholastic and a Family Stadium Tour of Croke Park. More prizes are yet to be added.
The Louth Meath Branch provides a wide range of supports to the Down Syndrome community in the local area.
In particular, the Early Intervention Home School Teacher programme for preschool children aged between one and six years with Down Syndrome is invaluable to preparing young children for primary school.
The programme currently supports over 50 children across Louth and Meath by providing one-to-one home tuition for one to two hours every fortnight throughout the school year.