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JEANS FOR GENES DAY 2013


COOKING UP A STORM FOR CHARITY

At a meeting of Junior School Council students at Longwood Primary School decided that they would like to support Jeans for Genes day after they discovered that approximately 12,000 Australian babies are born each year with a birth defect or a genetic disease.

Money raised through the Jeans for Genes day goes to assist scientists who work tirelessly at the Children’s Medical Research Institute find cures for a range of childhood medical conditions such as cancer, epilepsy, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, blindness and other rare genetic diseases.

To raise money they made a donation to wear jeans to school and also set to work in the kitchen preparing morning tea which included Spanish Churros, a recipe they had found during their investigation project for this term – Around the World in 55 days – where they study a different part of the world every two weeks.

For a gold coin donation parents were invited to come along to enjoy the delicious array of food, which was served by the students.  It was great to see the students getting actively involved in raising funds for such a vital cause whilst also enhancing their own learning experiences.

 


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