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Take Part in Jeans for Genes Day

Wednesday 15th September 2010

Jeans for Genes Day, on Friday 1st October 2010, is easy and fun for both pupils and staff. It is a great way to bring the whole school together and raise money for children with genetic disorders.

Ask everyone to wear their jeans and make a donation - children £1 and staff £2.  Simple!

To make your Day even easier the Jeans for Genes Day website has got a range of free educational resources for teachers to download and use.  They follow the National Curriculum and are tailored to key stages 1 €“ 4. The website also has a tips on publicising your event, including a template letter to parents and a press release template.

Developed with the help of teachers, the teaching resources, lesson plans and activities are great material for science lessons, PSHE or assembly.  For key stage 1 and 2 there are also arts and crafts activities to download.

Visit the Jeans for Genes Day website to sign up for your fundraising pack and get more tips and ideas below for wherever youll be holding your Day.

Jeans for Genes provides funding for the care and support of children with genetic disorders. The UK childrens charity also help to fund research into genetics and the development of effective treatments and cures. Each year they offer funding to a range of charities. There are more free teaching resources available on their main website, Genes are Us, a genetics education website. It provides schools with a host of free resources for increasing awareness and understanding of genetic disorders and how differences in our genes help to make everyone unique.  Targeting key areas of the national curriculum, the films and resources available are designed to encourage acceptance and tolerance of difference and help children understand the profound implications that breakthroughs in genetics could have for children and families affected by genetic disorders.

More Information:

Visit the Jeans for Genes website


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