Sign language choir sings to mark Down Syndrome day

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A choir will be entertaining shoppers in Sheffield city centre on Saturday to mark World Down Syndrome Day.

Members of the choir, set up by students from Sheffield University, will be singing on Fargate as well as using Makaton, a form of sign language developed for people with learning disabilities.

The event has been organised by the Sheffield Down Syndrome Support Group, which is running a stall outside Marks and Spencer.

The stall will be open from 11am to 2pm, while the choir are singing for two half-hour sessions, starting at midday and 1pm.

Balloons and face painting will also be on offer, as well as information and advice about Down Syndrome.