“Was a very good day. Wendy was very clear and I am going away with a lot of excellent information. Maggie was excellent as well. Learnt a lot.” “ Passionate speakers full of knowledge and a desire to share it – really glad I came.”Downs Day 2

Colleagues from mainstream and special schools met for a day of learning about Downs Syndrome and how to help these pupils achieve their potential.

Downs day

Wendy O’Carroll from UpsandDowns Southwest delivered a fascinating insight into the best ways to help these youngsters engage with reading, writing and the curriculum whilst Dr Maggie Woodhouse explained how addressing visual difficulties can unlock learning. A shocking number of pupils have undiagnosed sight problems.  There were opportunities for Q and A, a supportive atmosphere between participants  and all left  with some new strategies to try in class.