KING’S College students raised more than $2100 for the Leukaemia Foundation yesterday — with two teachers shaving their heads and another waxing his legs.
The college celebrated the last day of term with a Crazy Hair Day for students as part of the World’s Greatest Shave.
More than 280 primary and secondary students joined in the fun, with sky-high hairstyles, coloured locks and crazy wigs. Deputy principal Craig Dredge and teacher Nicole Gale had their heads shaved in front of the packed auditorium while physical education teacher Matt Jellie endured a leg waxing.
Services leader and year 12 student Stephanie Middleton organised the lunchtime event.
“Leading up to this we had donation boxes for people to donate,” Stephanie said.
“We have been promoting it at assembly and there has been a great response.”
After easily making the original donation target of $1000 before yesterday’s event, Stephanie was hopeful of raising $2000.
She was overwhelmed to have made that easily, after counting up the donations.
“It has never been this big,” she said.
Stephanie laughed that Mr Jellie was very nervous before his legs were waxed.
“Its been a lot of fun and everyone has really got into it. It has been amazing,” she said.
The Worlds Greatest Shave is an annual event run nationally to raise money to help people with blood cancer.