30 Sep Jeans for Genes day
On Friday 18th September, Chelsea Academy held its 7th annual Jeans for Genes day. Students wore their jeans and donated £1 to support charities that help children with Genetic disorders. There were also house assemblies, science lessons and STEM club activities taking place – including the opportunity for students to extract their own DNA from their cheek cells and then store it in a necklace to take home with them. As an Academy we raised a fantastic total of over £1,100!
There are between 4,000 and 6,000 diagnosed genetic disorders. It is estimated that one in 25 children is affected by a genetic disorder and therefore 30,000 babies and children are newly diagnosed in the UK each year. The money raised by organisations and schools on Jeans for Genes Day funds a range of initiatives that improve the quality of life of children and families affected by genetic disorders. We fund Genetic Disorders UK, the national charity dedicated to supporting families affected by genetic disorders.
For more information about the work of Jeans for Genes: http://www.