Smithills School kids raise £1,000 by wearing jeans to school
SCHOOL rules were broken when trendy youngsters donned their jeans to school.
And teachers at Smithills School were all too please to applaud the new dress code — for one day only — as it was all in a good cause.
For they were supporting the annual Jeans for Genes Day and more than £1,000 is expected to have been raised for Genetic Disorders UK, the charity which aims to transform the lives of children born with genetic disorders.
Genetic disorders affect one in 25 children in the UK which equates to more than 30,000 babies born each year.
Their associated health problems mean that genetic disorders are the largest cause of premature death in children aged 14 and under.
Headteacher Alec Cottrill said not only were children allowed to wear jeans in exchange for a pound but they also learned about genetic disorders in science lessons.
Mr Cottrill said: “We like to combine raising money for good causes with learning and a sense of fun.”
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