Youngsters mark Autism Awareness Day

Thomas Stoddart and Troy Smith who are autistic at St Francis Xavier school at Balby promoting Autism Awareness
Thomas Stoddart and Troy Smith who are autistic at St Francis Xavier school at Balby promoting Autism Awareness
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YOUNGSTERS at a Doncaster Primary know all about autism - after a day teaching them about the condition.

St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School, in Balby, held an activity day to mark Autism Awareness Day.

Visitors included people with autism, who came in to talk about the condition. MP Rosie Winterton also called in at the Roberts Road school to take part in the activities.

Pupils drew their own posters to symbolise the condition, and took part in a treasure hunt looking for the letters that spell out autism.

Other themed events were also run throughout the day.

Ms Winterton said: “Awareness is vital to helping those with autism, so I want to praise the students at St Francis Xavier who have made such a huge effort for Autism Awareness Day.”

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people.

Autism Awareness Day is held every year across the world.