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Sky and school turns yellow to mark awareness day in Grantham

Pupils from Huntingtower Primary prepare to release yellow balloons for Global Developmental Delay awareness day.

Pupils from Huntingtower Primary prepare to release yellow balloons for Global Developmental Delay awareness day.

Yellow balloons filled the sky and schoolchildren swapped their uniforms for yellow clothes to mark the first awareness day for Global Developmental Delay on May 1.

Miranda Reddish organised the release of balloons at Huntingtower Primary School, where her six-year-old daughter Courtney who has the developmental condition GDD is a pupil.

Speaking after the balloon release Miranda from Walton Gardens said: “It went really well and I was a bit emotional at the support the school gave. Everyone looked good in something yellow and the balloons looked good.”

It was part of a national campaign promoted via social media which encouraged people to wear yellow and raise awareness of GDD, a diagnosis given to children who have not reached two or more developmental milestones in terms of motor skills, speech and language, cognitive skills and social and emotional skills.

Miranda added: “It was the first awareness day for GDD all over the world and the comeback on the group on Facebook is amazing. So thank you to everyone who wore yellow.”

The Facebook group behind the campaign can be found at www.facebook.com/pages/Global-Developmental-Delay/140028059374556

 

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