Gene-ius event

Year 8 science students Tom Norton, Dylan Mason, Gemma Dodd, Wiki Paviernik and Tyler Wallis.
Year 8 science students Tom Norton, Dylan Mason, Gemma Dodd, Wiki Paviernik and Tyler Wallis.

Hundreds of students swapped their school trousers for denim when a college took part in a charity’s annual fundraising event.

The Peele Community College in Long Sutton joined the national Jeans for Genes Day once again on Friday, with both students and teachers swapping their usual attire to support the cause.

College spokesperson Sue Butler said everyone who wore jeans donated £1, and a total of £434.70 was raised for the Jeans for Genes charity, which helps children suffering from genetic disorders.

She said: “Everyone was allowed to wear any colour jean they wanted, but had to wear their usual school uniform or work clothes on top, and their usual shoes.

“There were a lot of colourful jeans on the day.”

Science lessons were also themed around the day, with students learning more about genetics and genetic disorders and illnesses.