Safety Bay Senior High School students were brave and shaved

Safety Bay students Madison McDougall (Year 8), Aidan Bonner (Year 8), Kiara Fradl (Year 7), Jessica Harris (Year 10) and Zachary Argent (Year 8) about to colour teacher Irene van Zelst's hair.
Safety Bay students Madison McDougall (Year 8), Aidan Bonner (Year 8), Kiara Fradl (Year 7), Jessica Harris (Year 10) and Zachary Argent (Year 8) about to colour teacher Irene van Zelst's hair.

SAFETY Bay Senior High School students were brave and shaved.

Year 8 students spent their last day of term cutting, shaving or colouring their hair, raising more than $2000 for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Parents, teachers and students cheered as three students had their hair shaved completely. Three students had a significant length cut off and 14 students had their hair dyed in crazy colours to support the cause.

Year 8 student Zackery Marsh about to get his hair shaved off by hairdresser Brenda van Zelst.

With the support of the Safety Bay community, $2096 was raised. This is enough to fund a major blood cancer research project for one week to help aid future breakthroughs.

The students fundraising efforts were supported by Hillman and Star of the Sea Primary Schools, who provided significant donations.

Safety Bay Senior High School English teacher Irene van Zelst helped the students make their dream happen.

“I am both humbled and inspired by the student’s enthusiasm and passion for helping others and making a positive difference,” she said.

“The success of or World’s Greatest Shave is a testament to their hard work.”

Principal Alen Kursar said it he was blown away by the amount of money raised.

“On Thursday, our students truly represented the Safety Bay way, going above and beyond to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation and support friends and family battling with cancer,” he said.

The Year 8 students were initially inspired to host their own World’s Greatest Shave event after watching the documentary Batkid Begins, which tells the story of how the entire city of San Francisco turns out to grant five-year-old Leukaemia patient Miles his wish to be Batman’s sidekick for the day.