Sutton school pupils shave headteacher

Sutton school pupils shave headteacher

Sutton school pupils shave headteacher

First published in Sutton Your Local Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

A brave teacher allowed pupils to take a razor to his moustache last week.

Head teacher of Devonshire Primary School, Martin Kearsey, 53, had been growing his facial hair for a month in aid of Movember.

The aim of the charity is to raise funds and awareness for men’s health, in particular prostate cancer.

Mr Kearsey, from Worcester Park, decided he would let the children have the honour of shaving it off on Wednesday November 30.

Mr Kearsey said: "I chose the one's with the steady hands and there was no blood.

“It went really well, I raised £150 from bucket collections and obviously the children were entertained.

“I did it to raise awareness of men’s health issues; similar women’s charities are well supported, but us blokes aren’t as good at talking about things.”

“It was also a bit of fun, but I was glad to get rid of it and thank you to everyone who sponsored me.”

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6:41pm Thu 8 Dec 11

Michael Pantlin says...

There were a few so called sadistic grumpy "masters" at Bec Grammar School in the 60s that I could cheerfully have taken a razor to in the throat zone especially Mulhern, Dodge and Scrouston. Mercifully will all be mortified through the passage of time now but if any survive in old folks nursing homes will be happy to visit and stand on their oxygen pipe.
There were a few so called sadistic grumpy "masters" at Bec Grammar School in the 60s that I could cheerfully have taken a razor to in the throat zone especially Mulhern, Dodge and Scrouston. Mercifully will all be mortified through the passage of time now but if any survive in old folks nursing homes will be happy to visit and stand on their oxygen pipe. Michael Pantlin
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1:10pm Fri 9 Dec 11

David7 says...

Michael, you are the epitome of forgiveness!
Michael, you are the epitome of forgiveness! David7
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