Holly raises awareness about Down’s Syndrome
Holly Brydon, in Year 12, led an informative assembly that not only raised awareness of Down’s Syndrome but also helped to dispel some of the misconceptions about the condition. Holly’s aim was to encourage a greater understanding of Down’s Syndrome and how it should not define those that are born with it, as well as trying to encourage a greater compassion towards others with a difference to ourselves. It was a thought-provoking presentation and really inspired both students and staff.
Holly has been interested in chromosomes for some time and started to follow the Bailey family on Instagram. They have three young children, including Harper, a twin, who was born with Down’s Syndrome. Through learning about the family’s day-to-day experiences, Holly quickly appreciated how there is insufficient information and education about Downs Syndrome.
Holly said: “There is a lack of awareness about Down’s Syndrome and this comes from the general public not understanding the condition. As the Bailey family say – ‘When you are born with an extra chromosome, that extra chromosome holds extra kindness, extra love and extra happiness.’ My aim is to encourage people to take the time to find out more.”
Please do spare a few minutes to watch Holly’s presentation HERE which we hope will inspire you to find out more about Down’s Syndrome. At sixth form, Holly is studying Health & Social Care, Psychology and French and is planning to pursue a career in childcare and early years.
Further information is also available at DOWN’S SYNDROME ASSOCIATION