A FIVE-year-old girl has starred in a video to raise awareness for World Down Syndrome Day which is today, Thursday.

Emily Gregory, from Leigh, features in down syndrome awareness organisation Wouldn’t Change a Thing’s latest video, which plays music from Queen’s hit song Don’t Stop Me Now.

She appears in a clip at 2:32 in the video, which includes other people with down syndrome.

The Wouldn't Change a Thing video

Emily plays her part by showing off her dancing skills and love for music with an inflatable guitar.

She has been going to Tallia School of Dance on Firs Lane for the last year, enjoyed every minute of being involved in the video.

Her mum Sarah, 35, said: “Emily loved it. She is a little show off anyway.

“This video shows new parents of children with down syndrome that they can do a range of things. It is really encouraging for them.

"I think it is the best video so far.

“It is a privilege for Emily to help raise awareness. We were really pleased that she managed to get a slot in the video.”

As well as her mum, Emily lives with her dad James, 36, and her brothers Jackson, seven and James, four months.

Wouldn’t Change a Thing launched with the aim “to create a world where negative, outdated perceptions of down syndrome become a thing of the past".

The Wouldn’t Change A Thing campaign was launched last year with the release of 50 Mums 50 Kids 1 Extra Chromosome.

The video, which includes music from American singer Christina Perri’s A Thousand Years, went viral attracting around 350 million views and being shown in more than 30 countries.

Creator and project leader of the Don’t Stop Me Now concept, Mairi Watkins, said: “With the parental relationship being the focus of previous projects, I felt that it was time to build on this message by putting individuals with down syndrome front and centre.

“Don’t Stop Me Now lets their fulfilling lives do the talking. It holds up a mirror to society and dares the viewer to challenge everything they thought they knew about down syndrome, and to think again.”