GALLERY: Denim delight at Shoreham school

SCHOOL uniform was discarded and replaced with denim in all shapes and sizes to raise money for charity.

Pupils at Shoreham College, in St Julian’s Lane, Shoreham, were taking part in Jeans for Genes Day for the fifth year running.

Pupils at Shoreham College supported Jeans for Genes

Pupils at Shoreham College supported Jeans for Genes

Traditional blue jeans were a favourite choice but other items worn included shorts, waistcoats and jeans in other colours.

A school spokesman said: “The children came into school dressed in jeans for a charity donation.

“Pupils enjoying wearing jeans for the day and also raising a massive £725. Thanks to everyone for their contributions.”

Jeans for Genes raises money for Genetic Disorders UK and aims to change the world for children with genetic disorders.

A charity spokesman explained: “Individually, genetic disorders are rare but together they affect 1 in 25 children born in the UK - that’s more than 30,000 babies each year.

“Their associated health problems mean that genetic disorders are the biggest cause of death of children aged 14 years and under.”