North Walsham High School students don their denims for Jeans for Genes Day

North Walsham High School students sporting denims and trainers for Jeans for Genes Day. Picture: NO

North Walsham High School students sporting denims and trainers for Jeans for Genes Day. Picture: NORTH WALSHAM HIGH SCHOOL - Credit: Archant

Students at North Walsham High School have raised more than £400 for children with genetic disorders, after turning up for classes wearing jeans and trainers with their blazers.

The school took part in Jeans for Genes Day, an annual event organised by Genetic Disorders UK, which provides grants for charities and patient groups supporting youngsters with disorders ranging from cystic fibrosis, to haemophilia.

As well as funding specialist equipment and nursing support, cash raised by the charity pays for events bringing together affected children and their families.

North Walsham High School head teacher Neil Powell said that while, ordinarily, students were expected to be proud of their appearance, he was happy to relax the uniform code for the day to support a 'great' charity.

He added: 'Several members of staff joined the students in taking part in the event, which saw the unusual combination of full school uniform from the waist up, and jeans and trainers from the waist down.'


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