21 October 2021

On Thursday 21st October 2021, we are inviting pupils and staff to wear their jeans, or an item of denim, with their school uniform in support of Jeans for Genes Day in exchange for a £1 donation. 

The money raised on Jeans for Genes Day funds the work of the Genetic Disorders UK charity. It provides grants to organisations for projects that aim to transform the lives of children with genetic disorders. There are 500,000 children in the UK with genetic disorders. 

Last year, due to COVID we weren't able to host a Jeans for Genes Day, but in 2019 we raised over £560 for the charity, which was a fantastic achievement. So far, in the six years we have held a Jeans for Genes Day Archbishop Temple students have raised a whopping £2914.04. As you are probably aware C19 has had a devastating effect on charities and in particular on children and families affected by genetic disorders, so this year it's more important than ever before to do what we can to raise funds for this worthwhile cause.

In addition to the £1 donation for wearing denim we are hoping to raise some extra funds through a pancake sale at breaktime and some specially made Jeans for Genes brooches will be available for sale for £1 throughout the week.

All clothing must be school appropriate. If pupils are not wearing jeans, or denim, they must come into school in their uniform. Denim must be worn with school uniform.