The pupils of Ballinlough NS

Ballinlough NS pupils signed version of 'This Is Me' is all you need to kickstart your Friday

By Michael Keaveny 

Students from Ballinlough N.S have performed " This is Me" using sign language to mark World Down Syndrome Day which fell on Thursday March 21. The school celebrate the day every year to honour 4th class pupil Daisy, who has Down Sydrome.

Daisy's teacher Aoife Cawley says they picked the song, which is from the popular movie "The Greatest Showman" because of its lyrics, which are particularly suitable for them.
"The songs is a song of strength," she says, "about how we're all equal no matter what the differences are between us."
"It took a while for the students to learn the sign language but they really got into it and gave it their best shot. They even practised it at home."

"Daisy's SNA, Janice McInerney, was very good in teaching the class and the rest of the school. In the end they probably picked it up quicker than some of the teachers did!"
As well as the signing the song the school raised €200 for Down Syndrome Ireland by holding  a "rock your socks day" where they wore colourful and mismatched socks for the day and as well as having  cross bar challenege  event. 



And in case you missed it here's the link to see Prosper Meath's wonderful and thought-provoking video 'If the show was on the other foot' which was released for World Down Syndrome Day.