On Friday 17th September Grateley House School celebrated Jeans for Genes Day. Grateley have been promoting the work of this charity since the year 2000.
A school assembly reminded students of the science involved in genetic differences and looked at some of the visible characteristics that make each one of us unique, although we all share DNA that is 99.9% the same as the person next to us.
A few case studies were presented together with details of how funds collected by the Jeans for Genes organisation has been used to support research, to provide specialist equipment or specialist nursing and holiday breaks to help children with particular conditions meet others with similar conditions.
This year a magnificent total of £140.00 was raised!
£62.40 came from Friday’s non-uniform day with donations of 50p from students and £1.00 from staff, but there is no doubt that most of the money raised was through the very reasonably priced cake and biscuit bake sale, where most of the items were produced during Food Technology lessons.
Well done to everyone, especially the bakers and student helpers.