Jeans for Genes Day
Jeans for Genes Day - Friday 22 September 2017
For the last five years we have supported the charity Jeans for Genes - www.jeansforgenesday.org
The Jeans for Genes Day purpose is to raise money for Genetic Disorders UK. Individually, genetic disorders are rare but together they affect 1 in 25 children born in the UK - that's more than 30,000 babies each year. Their associated health problems mean that genetic disorders are the biggest cause of death of children aged 14 years and under.
Jeans for Genes Day is the annual fundraising event for research into these diseases and takes place on Friday 22 September this year. The school staff and students in all years will have the opportunity to wear mufti along with an item of denim for the day by making a minimum donation of £1 to this charity.
Understanding these diseases is an important part of the curriculum. As such tutors will be discussing with their students to help explain what genetic diseases are and what Jeans for Genes Day is all about. They will also be encouraging students to consider the importance of understanding and supporting charities from a Social, Moral, Cultural and Spiritual point of view to develop our wider selves.
There will be activities during lunchtime that students can get involved in for a small donation to the Jeans for Genes charity.