Students' rough night on the tiles for charity
THEY submerged themselves in muddy water and slept in cardboard boxes, all in the name of charity.
Pupils and teachers at Hymers College have raised more than £4,000 for a number of organisations across the region.
Their week-long fundraiser kicked off with a non-uniform day and dancing dinner ladies in assembly, who performed their own version of Beyonce's Single Ladies.
More than 100 sixth formers were busy constructing their cardboard shelters one evening for a night of sleeping rough to support the Hull Homeless And Rootless charity.
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Linda Tebb, marketing and alumni relations manager at the school, said very few had thought about how they were going to set up camp for the night.
She said: "Some were just sticking bits of cardboard together to provide some shelter, whereas others had it all planned out with professional builders coming on site to erect a palace made from timber, screws and various forms of insulation.
"About ten members of staff were also there, although most didn't have any shelter, for example, Mr Gaynor-Smith, who spent the night asleep on the swimming pool fire exit stairs."
The canteen also put on a soup kitchen to give the students a real idea of what it might be like to be homeless and £2,500 was raised from the event.
The fundraising initiative is part of a huge charity drive at the school, raising cash for 12 organisations.
Every six years, it is all hands to the pump for teachers and pupils as they try to bring in as much money as possible.
Other events throughout the week included wet sponge throwing, baking, car-washing, leg-waxing and creating a dog made of copper coins on the school playground.
Junior school pupils also faced a novelty mile, with six different activities including a "Muddy Hell".
Children had to submerge themselves in mucky water and crawl under a camouflage net that was strategically placed over a pit.
Linda said: "There was a chocolate egg and spoon race, which resulted in most of the chocolate being eaten before the race finished.
"Year 7 were also given the opportunity to showcase some of their amazing skills in Hymers Has Got Talent, with performances from a Take That tribute group, a Take Me Out spoof and an X Factor sketch.
"There were also brilliant portrayals of Gok Wan, Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh to keep the crowd entertained."