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Teachers gunged as Inverness school raises money for mental health charity


By Val Sweeney

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Computing teacher Darren Brown and PE teacher Bruce Morrison are gunged by Wiktor Chwalek and Scott Sutherland.
Computing teacher Darren Brown and PE teacher Bruce Morrison are gunged by Wiktor Chwalek and Scott Sutherland.

Two Inverness teachers sportingly agreed to be gunged during a week of fundraising activities by a city school which raised £800 for a mental health charity.

Pupils and staff at Inverness High School raised the money for Mikeysline amid concerns about the mental health of youths and young adults living under the current coronavirus restrictions.

A programme of fundraising activities culminated in Darren Brown, faculty principal teacher of ICT, and Bruce Morrison, PE teacher, being gunged.

The two gained the most money after pupils and staff were invited to put donations into tins bearing the faces of teachers throughout the week.

Other events included a staff quiz and a staff raffle, with prizes donated by the local community.

Headteacher John Rutter praised the S4 creative industries class for doing a "superb job" of getting the school involved in the fundraising events and said the amount raised was amazing.

"We are so happy to be able to offer some support to Mikeysline at a time when many children, youths and young adults are showing anxiety associated with events beyond their control," he said.

"I am very proud of our pupils for choosing the charity in the first place and to pupils and staff for being so generous with both their time and money in making the fundraising effort such a success."

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