Now we are all aware of the rules of the dojo and socks are not usually permitted to be worn on the tatami but the Drake Judo Club Squad Class decided that they wanted to mark Down Syndrome Awareness Day by donning #lotsofsocks.
World Down Syndrome Day (also known as WDSD) is a global awareness initiative that has been backed by the United Nations since 2012.
It has been spearheaded by Down Syndrome International, which has linked up with national charities across the world to develop activities and events to raise awareness and support for those living with Down syndrome. It also highlights the facts of what it’s like to have Down syndrome, and how those with Down syndrome have, and continue to play, a vital role in our communities.
Down Syndrome International has endorsed the #lotsofsocks campaign and their juniors were very keen to take part in the initiative!
Well done Drake Judo Club!