Denim day for gene disorders
LISKEARD School has raised £583 for children with genetic disorders through Jeans For Genes Day, with pupils taking part in a themed science lesson and paying £1 to wear denim for the day.
Although rare, genetic disorders still affect 1 in 25 children born in the UK, including 11-year-old Kathryn Walters, a student at Liskeard School who has a type of dwarfism.
"Jeans For Genes Day helps people like me and people with other disabilities to organise events which we can have fun doing," said athlete Kathryn.
"The Dwarf Games are something I go to every year and are like the Olympics. In previous years I've won six golds, one silver and four bronze medals."
Buy one get one free on main course and specials excludes fillet steaks and beef wellingtons
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Valid until: Wednesday, December 11 2013
The Dwarf games comprise 20 sports including Kathryn's favourite, swimming.
Kathryn got to meet one of her idols at the games, British swimmer and four-time Paralympic gold medalist Ellie Simmonds.
"Inside I am a very normal person, even though I look different to most people," she said. "Thanks to the school for participating in Jeans For Genes Day."