Thoughtful pupils at Chester Blue Coat CE Primary School have spent a day thinking about individual differences, and the ways in which Downs Syndrome  can affect the lives of people with  the condition.

The school, on Walpole Street in Chester, prides itself on the diversity of its pupils and the  warm welcome which is extended to all.

Jemma Holton, 11, and Alice Mabbutt, six, opted for bright colours
Jemma Holton, 11, and Alice Mabbutt, six, opted for bright colours
 

To focus attention on the ways  in which everyone is different, on  Friday, March 28 the children and staff were encouraged to wear odd socks for the day – either wild  and wacky, or with only subtle  differences.

Each class also had a talk on Downs Syndrome, or watched a DVD on the condition, to help them appreciate that despite differences, everyone is a person  who deserves to be accepted by  everyone else.