Hair today, gone tomorrow

ARMED with spray cans and an electric razor, Bonnyrigg Heights Public School held a crazy hair day yesterday to raise money for the Cancer Council NSW.

For a gold coin donation students sported "crazy" wigs and colours in the name of a good cause.

The class which raised the most money won the sought-after task of shaving the hair of the principal and three staff members.

Conor Dowling, of year 4, raised $205 which won him the top honour of shaving principal Daryl McKay's hair.

One student, Angel Pho, of year 1, raised $225 by herself.

The school is still counting the money but has raised more than $6000.

"As school leaders its our responsibility to lead the school and show that it is good to support charities that help people with cancer," captain Ameer Amer said. He and vice-captain Matthew Doorey also had their heads shaved.

"We wanted to raise money for a cure for cancer," Matthew said.

The highlight of the day came when Mr McKay's hair met with the razor.

He said the school chose to hold the event to show support for several school community members who were currently or had recently battled cancer.

"The students have really gotten behind this cause with great enthusiasm," he said.

The school's community liaison officer Paula Jackson also lost her hair in the name of cancer research.

"We thought this was a way for the school to support the families of our colleagues who have been affected by cancer but also the broader community," she said.

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