Every year, people across Australia unite on Jeans for Genes Day to raise money for genetic research for the Children’s Medical Research Institute by wearing their favourite jeans and craziest denim outfits.
To coincide with Jeans for Genes day which was held on Friday 7 August, The Forbes High School Student Representative Council (SRC) added a twist to the event. The School’s staff and students donned their favourite denim numbers for the day and enthusiastically donated a gold coin in support of the cause to aid research and
cures of childhood diseases.
As an extra incentive to raise money for the cause, students were entertained at lunchtime with a concert performed by some exceptionally talented local music students including Jake Ellison, Quinten Hapgood, Jacob Beard, Maddison Collits, Paige Ellison and Chelsea Turner.
Next, the attention turned to the crowd with a lip sync competition where ten brave individuals took to the stage. Their energetic and entertaining performances were well received by students and staff.
At the end of the performances, everyone had the opportunity to vote with their loose change, donating coins to their favourite performer. The act which attracted the most votes won the overall competition. Afterwards, the SRC put on a lunchtime special of chips and gravy which was very popular among students and sold out quickly. A variety of cakes and slices were also on sale.
Forbes High School said the event was a roaring success and a wonderful way to raise funds for a worthwhile charity.