Jeans for Genes

On Friday 17th September WCPS celebrated Jeans for Genes day. School Council members played a very important role in promoting this cause. We started the day with an assembly learning all about Jeans for Genes and raising an awareness of genetic conditions. We learnt that there are between 4000 and 6000 genetic conditions and 1 in 25 children are diagnosed every year. This year we learnt particularly about Max’s condition who suffers from Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia. At WPS we decided to support the cause through wearing our jeans to school and bringing in £1 to donate. We know that this helps the children by improving their lives affected by their genetic condition. School council played a vital role in creating posters to promote the event and placing them around the school. School Council also spoke loudly and clearly in assembly addressing their friends. William N, Chestnut said, ‘I really like helping support this cause in assembly because I got to go to the front of the hall and speak to my friends.’

Throughout the day we also explored and learnt about a variety of different genetic conditions and how we can help. Fantastic fundraising and awareness by all-Great job Squirrels-we raised £203!