From spiky Mohicans to heads donned with cakes, youngsters at one Dorset school rose to the challenge when they were invited to come in with wacky hair.
Merley First School, near Wimborne, staged a ‘mad hair’ day as a creative way of raising funds to improve the school playground.
Staff and students swapped sensible pony tails and short back and sides for pink afro wigs, unicorn horns, a head covered in numbers, and hair in all the colours of the rainbow.
A trio of girls also managed to style their hair as afternoon tea – complete with plates and cakes.
Headteacher, Jane Phillips, said: “The staff and students went to amazing efforts with some real wacky and mad hair designs – I’ve never seen the school look so colourful.
“It was a really enjoyable way of raising money and the funds will go to making our playground more fun for the children.”
The mad hair day raised £250 and will go towards funding new markings in the school playground.
Suggestions for the new playground markings have come from the children themselves and include snakes and ladders, maths problem solving puzzles and a dance mat game.
Merley First School is one of seven First and Middle schools in the Wimborne Academy Trust (WAT), along with Allenbourn Middle School, Colehill First School, St John’s CE First School, Hayeswood First School, St Michael’s CE Middle School and Witchampton CE First School.
WAT was formed in March 2015.
All of its academies are rated either Good or Outstanding.
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