Pitsford School pupils took to wearing their jeans to school on Friday 18 September in support of Jeans for Genes Day. Jeans for Genes day encourages everybody to make a donation in order to wear a pair of jeans proving that denim really does go a long way!
It is estimated that one in 25 children is affected by a genetic disorder, meaning that 30,000 babies and children are newly diagnosed in the UK each year. More information can be found at www.jeansforgenesday.org
Pitsford School has supported Jeans for Genes day for over 20 years. This was Pitsford School's first mufti day of the term with pupils and staff paying a minimum of £1.00 to come to school wearing denim. All the money donated will help the charity fund a range of initiatives improving the quality of life for children and families affected by genetic disorders nationally.
"Jeans for Genes day is our first school fundraiser of the year; pupils really enjoy the non-uniform day and are generous in their support of this charity," said Mrs Matts, Biology teacher and Jeans for Genes day co-ordinator at Pitsford School.
So far, the event has raised over £240.00