Colne duo quash stereotypes ahead of World Down’s Syndrome Day

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As we approach World Down’s Syndrome Day, we talk to the proud mum and teacher of a Colne youngster with an incredible zest for life.

Tracy Wilkinson and Sacred Heart Primary School deputy headteacher Joanne Edwards have shared the story of little Olivia Wilkinson (5) in a bid to raise awareness and quash a stereotype that can be attached to the genetic condition.

Olivia Wilkinson (5) who is enjoying life at Sacred Heart Primary School.

Olivia Wilkinson (5) who is enjoying life at Sacred Heart Primary School.

While Mrs Wilkinson admits that that it is “not all roses” and that Olivia can take longer to reach her milestones, she is keen to stress that she is just as funny, cheeky and mischievous as any other child her age.

For the full story see the Colne Times on Friday.

 

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