Teachers get soaked for two good causes

Students at Daventry UTC have raised money for charity
Students at Daventry UTC have raised money for charity

Teachers were locked in stocks and soaked by students from Daventry University Technical College to raise money for good causes.

The money raised is being split evenly between COPE – a non-for-profit organization from Laos, helping those affected by undiscovered cluster bombs from the Vietnam War and Bantayan Central Elementary School in Philippines which was destroyed by Typhoon Yolanda in 2013 when in total 6,340 people were killed.

From the principal to teachers and IT support staff students were allowed to lob wet sponges at a chosen member of staff.

Daventry’s UTC Engagement and Learning Mentor Adam Tarbox said: “Last year I toured around Asia on a six month trip where I was volunteering in different schools.

“Here, in England our students are provided with the best possible education and sometimes we all take it for granted. At the UTC we have now started building relations between our students and the students in Philippines in order to learn about their culture and share ours.

“Half of the money we raised last Friday, £83, will provide one person with a prosthetic leg and another two people with rehabilitation equipment.”

Aside from a non-uniform day, the Soak-a-Teacher challenge was the first in a series of events that the students have planned for the next twelve months, aiming to raise £3,000 in total.

Zoe Hancox and Alex Gold – members of the DUTC Student Leadership Team who organised the fundraising day said: “The whole day was fantastic. We have raised £167 in total which is a lot more than we had expected as most of our year groups have already broke-up for the summer holiday.”