Head gets a soaking for charity

Principle of the Regis School Mike Garlick gets a soaking SUS-141109-113705001

Principle of the Regis School Mike Garlick gets a soaking SUS-141109-113705001

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FORGET lessons – it was a soaking all in the name of a good cause in store for one head teacher.

Mike Garlick, principal of The Regis School, has become one of the latest to get involved in the ice bucket challenge in aid of ALS, the motor neurone disease charity

The good sport took part after he was nominated by one of his vice principals, Jo Gessey.

Mr Garlick said: “I know that this has been quite a craze over the summer. Many of our students have already experienced the ice bucket challenge showing their continued commitment to supporting charities, an area of significant importance to us as a rights respecting school.

“As head of the school, I am keen to lead by example for such a worthy charity and have asked students to donate what they can afford to watch me get soaked and very cold.”

Students, many armed with their mobile phones to document the occasion, gathered around Mr Garlick as he had a bin full of water dumped onto his head.

The Regis School, part of the United Learning chain of academies, raises money for a variety of charities, including The Body Shop foundation for which it raised more than £3676.24 last year.

The video of Mr Garlick’s ice bucket challenge can be watched on the school twitter feed 
@theregisschool.