On Friday 18th September students from LVS Oxford came together with other schools and organisations from all around the country to raise money for Jeans for Genes Day.
It is estimated that one in 25 children is affected by a genetic disorder and therefore 30,000 babies and children are newly diagnosed in the UK each year. Learners were only too keen to get involved and help raise awareness and money for the initiative.
Sixth Form students created posters to be put around the school to advertise for the day. Students and staff of LVS then made a donation to wear jeans and finally Class 3 presented an assembly to raise awareness of why we have been raising money for people with genetic disorders. It was a great day and in total so far LVS Oxford has raised £43, which could still rise. The school would like to thank everyone for their donations, with all money raised funding a range of initiatives that improve the quality of life of children and families affected by genetic disorders.
Higher Level teaching Assistant Sophie Tyler said: “We are really proud of our learners who contributed to this and enjoyed being part of a wider fundraising event. It was a perfect opportunity for them to communicate and work together as a team on the artwork and presentations whilst also raising money for, and developing their understanding of, a serious and worthwhile cause”.
We aim to provide them with a 'tool box for life' - a variety of skills and coping mechanisms that they can take with them in to the future.