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Families from across Tayside have come together to record an uplifting music video for World Down Syndrome Day.

Makaton is a streamlined form of sign language designed to help people communicate. It is used in conjunction with the spoken word as youngsters with Down’s Syndrome develop their speech.

The video has been unveiled today on World Down’s Syndrome Day, which this year has the theme ‘leave no one behind’ — which inspired the song choice.

The video was shot by Kieran O’Rouke and Sandie Jamieson, who also edited the clip.

It uses a version of You Will Be Found by American group One Voice Children’s Choir, but the song has become popular after its use in Broadway-hit Dear Evan Hansen.

Mike Carlin, Makaton tutor for NHS Tayside and choirmaster for the Sing It Sign It group, said it was a natural fit for them to get involved in this year’s campaign.

“It’s about raising awareness and showing that people with Down’s Syndrome are valued,” he said.

“We were keen to be involved. Everyone seemed to really enjoy taking part.”

 

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