Teacher gets gunged to boost charity cash total

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UPLANDS Middle School deputy headteacher Anthony Swift has been “gunged” to raise money for charity.

As part of the school’s annual charity week tradition, a stall with a collection cup for each teacher was set up. Pupils then put money into the cup of the teacher they felt most deserved a dousing, with Mr Swift the most popular, or unpopular, selection.

Mr Swift said: “It was really fun and there were hundreds of children crowded round, but I had to have a shower afterwards as I was teaching in the afternoon.”

Year eight pupil Jordan Roberts helped to organise the ceremonial splashing. He said: “We really enjoyed mixing up the gunge. It had raw egg, tuna, chicken curry, beans, lentils, cabbage, mustard and mayonnaise in it. We left it in the fridge for a week so that it was really smelly.”

This year’s charity week raised funds for The Kernos Centre, a Sudbury-based counselling and support charity, the Spirit of Sudbury campaign and Off the Street Kids, a South African children’s charity.

Other events across the week included busking, a sponsored silence and a beat the goalie competition, raising a total of £880.