Headteacher: Andrew Drury
Wanborough Primary School, The Beanlands, Wanborough, Swindon, SN4 0EJ
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World Down Syndrome Day 2021
World Down Syndrome Day LogoWhat is World Down Syndrome Day?

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) , 21 March, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012.

The date for WDSD being the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.

We marked it by encouraging our children to wear odd socks on Monday 22nd March.

Mrs Hook found this song in French about Down Syndrome:



Moi Aussi!Me Too!

Tu as tes espoirs, tu sais ce que tu veux,

Tu exploreras des terres inconnues,

Tu fais de ton mieux, au moins en grande partie,

Et moi aussi, moi aussi.

You have your hopes, you know what you want,

You'll explore unknown lands,

You're doing your best, at least in

the main,

And so am I, so am I.

Tu as sûrement tes héros préférés,

Tu aimes la guitare, tu aimes danser et chanter,

Tu adores les fous rires et les câlins,

Et moi aussi, moi aussi.

You surely have your favourite heroes,

You like the guitar, you like to dance

and sing,

You love giggles and hugs,

And so do I, so do I.

Moi aussi, parfois je ris, j’ai peur,

Je doute, je rêve aussi,

Moi non plus, je n’aime pas être exclu,

Je suis ici, moi aussi.

Me too, sometimes I laugh, I am afraid,

I doubt, I dream too,

I don't like being excluded either,

I am here, as well.

Tu subis des petites crises de temps en temps,

Mais tu entends croquer la vie à pleines dents,

Tu connais l’amour, son pouvoir infini,

Et moi aussi, moi aussi.

You have little crises from time

to time,

But you live life to the full,

You know love, its infinite power,

And so do I, so do I.

Moi aussi, parfois je ris, j’ai peur,

Je doute, je rêve aussi,

Moi non plus, je n’aime pas être exclu,

Je suis ici, moi aussi.

Me too, sometimes I laugh, I am afraid,

I doubt, I dream too,

I don't like being excluded either,

I am here, as well.

Moi aussi, je mange ma soupe,

Moi aussi, j’ai peur du loup,

Moi aussi, je fais des plans,

Moi aussi, j’ai ma chanson,

I also eat my soup,

I am also scared to death,

I am also making plans,

I also have my song,

Moi aussi, je sors le soir,

Moi aussi, je veux savoir,

Moi aussi, je perds la tête,

Moi aussi, je m’inquiète,

Moi aussi, je crie parfois,

Moi aussi, je saute de joie,

Moi aussi, j’ai ma propre voix,

Moi aussi, j’ai les mêmes droits,

I also go out in the evening,

I also want to know,

I also lose my mind,

I also worry,

I also scream sometimes,

I also jump for joy,

I also have my own voice,

I also have the same rights.

Moi aussi, je me sens bien,

Moi aussi, je suis moi-même,

Moi aussi, je suis comme toi,

Et toi comme moi,

comme moi, comme toi.

I also feel good,

I am also myself,

I am also just like you,

And you are also just like me,

like me, like you.

Moi aussi, parfois je ris, j’ai peur,

Je doute, je rêve aussi,

Moi non plus, je n’aime pas être exclu,

Je suis ici, moi aussi.

Me too, sometimes I laugh, I am afraid,

I doubt, I dream too,

I don't like being excluded either,

I am here, as well.

Moi aussi, parfois je ris, j’ai peur,

Je doute, je rêve aussi,

Moi non plus, je n’aime pas être exclu,

Je suis ici, moi aussi, moi aussi.

Me too, sometimes I laugh, I am afraid,

I doubt, I dream too,

I don't like being excluded either,

I am here, as well.