Jeans for Genes Day is the annual fundraising campaign for Genetic Disorders UK, the national charity that supports children affected by a genetic disorder. The money raised on Jeans for Genes Day provide grants for day-to-day support, equipment, respite and events which bring together affected children and their families.

Our school took part in raising awareness of genetic disorders by wearing Jeans and donating £2 to charity. During our carpet session, we learnt what the words ‘genetic disorder’ meant and looked at pictures of children who were different to us. We talked about the special equipment some children needed in order to walk, talk and learn. 

During our Art and craft session, we worked together to create a ‘Jean’ collage. We had lots of fun talking about the resources we were using and worked collaboratively to create a giant pair of Jeans! The Reception children had a go at designing thier own pair of Jeans to be sold in clothes shops all across the UK. We wonder which design will be chosen!