Toon teachers take part in Ice Bucket Challenge

Pupils took great pleasure in dousing their teachers with ice cold water!
Pupils took great pleasure in dousing their teachers with ice cold water!

Pupils at Peterhead Academy were delighted to get their revenge on their teachers recently as they took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Ellon Academy had nominated the school to take on the fundraising task following their own Ice Bucket Challenge.

A large crowd of pupils gathered outside the school at the end of the teaching day on Friday, September 5 to witness 36 members of teaching staff get soaked with the ice-cold water.

Speaking before the event, rector Shona Sellers said: “We would like to thank Ellon Academy for our nomination and we will rise to the challenge.

“We now nominate our three biggest cluster schools; Buchanhaven, Meethill and Peterhead Central School.”

Each teacher had one pupil pour a bucket over their heads before tipping a bucket over themselves.

Pupils and staff each paid £3 per bucket to ice a teacher.

Commenting afterwards, Ms Sellers said: “I am really impressed with the number of staff who decided to take on the Ice Bucket Challenge.

“We found out about it on Tuesday morning and a lot of them were up for it.

“The money we have raised will be split between Motor Neurone Disease Scotland and the Peterhead Lifeboat.”

She added: “I would like to thank the staff for taking part and donating to the worthwhile causes - it was almost quite enjoyable!”

The Ice Bucket Challenge has been a fundraising success around the world.