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St. Paul students more aware of Down syndrome

Students at St. Paul School are more knowledgeable about Down syndrome following National Down Syndrome Awareness Week Nov. 1-7. Lisa Wright, a grade 2/3 French immersion teacher at St.
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Lisa Wright and her daughter, Holly, helped the Grade 2/3 French Immersion Class at St. Paul School learn about Down syndrome. Supplied photo.
Students at St. Paul School are more knowledgeable about Down syndrome following National Down Syndrome Awareness Week Nov. 1-7.

Lisa Wright, a grade 2/3 French immersion teacher at St. Paul School has been advocating for people with Down syndrome since her daughter, Holly, was born 15 years ago.

What better way to bring awareness about Down syndrome than to involve children in sharing the message? The students used the classroom iPads to research important facts about Down syndrome that were then put into a presentation, said a news release.

On Nov. 6, they visited the grades 5 to 8 classes, sharing the information they had learned.

“The students in the classrooms that were visited were so attentive and asked some very good questions following the presentation,” said Wright in a news release. “They were left with a much better understanding of people with Down syndrome, and now know not to underestimate their abilities.”

Wright said she is extremely proud of each of her students and believes they will continue to share their knowledge and will make a difference in the lives of people with Down syndrome from this day forward.

To learn more about Down syndrome, visit www.cdss.ca and/or www.dsas.ca.


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