In 1866 Dr John Down described Down Syndrome as a disorder but it was not until 1959 that Dr Jerome Lejeune discovered the cause of the condition. He found that instead of having 46 chromosomes in each cell, those with Down Syndrome have 47. This means that a baby may be born with an extra copy of chromosome 21- this is trisomy 21 or Down syndrome.
Tuesday 21st March 2017 is World Down Syndrome Awareness day and our school will be awash with silly socks. There will be spotty socks, coloured socks, patterned socks, long and short socks, odd socks, any socks you can think of….
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