Event was a ripping way to raise money for Heroes
TEACHERS and students at Plymouth High School for Girls let the tears flow and screamed in pain at a hair-raising charity event.
Six male teachers and five boys from the sixth form volunteered to have their legs waxed in front of a crowd of cheering students to raise money for Help for Heroes.
The event was organised by 17-year-old sixth-form student Nicholas Farr, who also got that smooth feel from a waxing.
"I saw a similar, smaller event that was organised at my old school, Ridgeway School in Plympton, but I thought I could help take it to the next level," he said.
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"The waxing definitely hurts when they rip the strips off your legs and there were a few screams."
"It turned out to be pretty easy to convince the teachers to take part. I have classes with some of them and it was very pleasing to see them getting waxed," he grinned.
Maths teacher Duncan Law was one of the teachers getting waxed.
"It went really well and we had a great turnout of students wanting to see their teachers in a world of hurt," he said.
"The wait turned out to be worse than the waxing itself, which gave a quick sting. It feels a bit strange to have smooth legs now and I guess I can look forward to getting the mickey taken out of me next time I go to rugby."
The event was part of Plymouth High School for Girls' charity challenge where all sixth form students raise money for charity.
"We are given £10 each and then the challenge is to see how much money we can raise using only that.
"Some students sell sweets but I decided to use the money to organise the waxing," Nicholas said.
He spent the £10 on buying the strips for the waxing, while all other materials were supplied by Help for Heroes.
Students had to pay 50p to get in and, judging from the pictures, got their money's worth watching the waxing, which raised a total of £206 and 11p.