All 580 students at Havelock North Primary School in New Zealand have a special message for a classmate with Down syndrome: “Every little thing is gonna be alright.”
The little boy communicates using sign language, so in an effort to make everyone feel included, his peers learned to sign “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley. They performed it for him just in time to honor New Zealand Sign Language Week! Some students there already use sign language at home, and many teachers are hoping to make it their country’s official third language.
“We want to make sure we’re being inclusive and recognize all of our students,” Principal Nick Reed said.
This is such a precious way to make sure students learn to appreciate their differences and find common ground with others. Watch their sweet performance in the video below, and don’t forget to share this story.
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