Principals in the firing line for Children in Need

Principal Mick Hill is gunged by Honey Anne Earshaw at Risedale Sports and Community College
Principal Mick Hill is gunged by Honey Anne Earshaw at Risedale Sports and Community College
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HEADS rolled yesterday as two leading principals stepped into the firing line in aid of a worthy cause.

Executive principal at Northallerton College and Risedale Sports and Community College Mick Hill and associate principal John Kelly endured a thorough gunging – with slime, baked beans, tinned spaghetti, cola and custard.

Their ordeal was part of a host of activities at both schools which raised thousands of pounds for Children in Need.

At Risedale Sports and Community College, Hipswell, pupils competed for the honour of gunging the heads based on the amount of sponsorship raised.

Amy Dagnell, Ben Hamilton, Honey Anne Earshaw and Kyle Frew-McGill grabbed the opportunity with relish.

“Payback can be a wonderful thing, especially when served cold – with beans,” said Honey Anne.

Mr Kelly, renowned for his immaculate appearance egged the firing squad on. He said: “It was thoroughly disgusting but well worth it given the incredible amount of money the students raised; a new record for the college.”

Over at Northallerton College the frenetic fundraising was set to raise more than £2,000. Activities included an against the clock bake-athon, fancy dress, busking, customised t-shirts, raffles, quizzes and a treasure hunt.

Food technology teacher Alex Cooksmith said: “It has been crazy in the kitchens making more than 500 cakes in an hour, but great fun.”

In total the schools federation raised more than £3,000.