If you are missing your Poldark fix on a Sunday night and the sight of Aidan Turner then here is a chance to see a new photo of the actor and his co-star Eleanor Tomlinson. The pair having given their support to a groundbreaking book created by the Cornwall Down’s syndrome support group.
They posted a photo on twitter with a message of support for the Going to School book, which celebrates inclusion for children with not only Down’s syndrome, but other conditions or disabilities and is aimed at all pre-school age children.
It is a pictorial book charting the average day in the life of school children and features youngsters from Cornwall with Down’s syndrome and their peers – featuring things like getting ready, lessons, playtime and going home.
Since September when it launched, stars of Miranda and Emmerdale as well as other celebrities have given their endorsement to the book, which is to be given to 30,000 three and four-year-olds through the Bookstart scheme over the next four years, thanks to a partnership between the support Group and Cornwall Council.The book is also available to buy online with interest from across the globe including America, Canada and Bangladesh.
This is the second book in the Looking Up series – the first was of children from Cornwall with Down’s syndrome pictured from birth which was given to new parents as part of a gift pack in hospital to try and reassure them.
Sandy Lawrence, chairman of the CDSSG, along with Vicky Bundy and Angie Emrys-Jones were behind the book.
Mrs Emrys-Jones previously said: “We could not have imagined the phenomenally positive response that this book is having worldwide and to be receiving daily celebrity selfies endorsing our book is truly amazing, we are thrilled to see such acceptance for our children.”