World Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week 15th – 19th March

Lots of socks is a fun initiative to raise the profile of Downs Syndrome throughout the world.  The Awareness Day for us was today the19th March and this was chance to raise awareness with our children and their families.

Why socks? Well, because chromosomes look like socks and people with Downs Syndrome have an extra chromosome! “Lots of Socks” is acknowledged around the world as being associated with Down’s Syndrome.

We thank you for your kind donations for Down’s Syndrome Scotland.  Here is a quote from them about why today is so special

“This year, we want Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week to reach out to everyone in Scotland as we invite you to #TakeAStepForward and join us in celebrating the value and contribution of people with Down’s syndrome to Scottish life.  We still have a lot to do in tackling discrimination and creating truly equal opportunities for everyone living with an extra chromosome.”

A Sunny Forest School

Today we had the most amazing weather which lit up our forest and wakened up some of the plants and flowers.


The children began exploring and the spotted horseshoe shapes in the mud.

The children loved climbing the tree and they felt so comfortable up there as you can see.


But the real fun was the mud and don’t be surprised if there is still some mud on your child tonight!

Campfire 🔥 and garden snack

Today we made snack for everyone round the campfire.

We had some delicious pancakes which Val very kindly made for us. We had to remember or safety rules round the  fire.

 

“The pancakes were yummy, I had one and some milk”

It’s been a warm day today and we have had lots of opportunities to keep hydrated while out in the garden.


We have had lots of fun in the garden this week with lovely spring sunshine coming out to play with us! Please remember to put sun cream on in the morning before nursery and a bottle of sunscreen in your child’s bag along with a hat. Please label them both.