Children and staff wore their best jeans to class on Jeans for Genes Day 2014 - Friday 19th September.
Students and Staff swapped their usual smart school skirts and trousers, for the more relaxed look and wore jeans alongside their uniform blazers, shirts and ties – in a twist of ‘smart casual’ to mark the occasion. For the privilege students made a donation of £1 to the Jeans for Genes charity towards life improving research and medicines to help ease the pain and suffering of those with genetic disorders.
We all inherit a range of talents, skills and personality traits through our genes – they’re part of what makes us who we are. But 1 in 25 children also inherit a genetic disorder that makes their life very difficult. By pulling on a pair of jeans or doing something different in denim, we helped to fund the extra care and support that transforms their lives.
Jeans for Genes invites everyone across the UK, from nurseries and schools to companies, to wear their jeans for the Day in return for a small donation.
Principal Sue Vig said, “It’s important for our children to realise the challenges other children face as a result of genetic conditions. I am proud that we have been able to raise awareness and a few pounds at the same time!”