It’s a stick-up Sir!
Pupils at a County Durham school got their teacher into a very sticky situation.
Mark Robertshaw from Seaview Primary School found himself glued to the wall - thanks to the pupils.
The Year 6 teacher bravely agreed for the children to stick him to the hall wall with duck tape in a bid to raise funds for the Seaham school.
Youngsters at The Avenue school each paid 50p for a strip of tape to secure Mr Robertshaw to the wall.
It started off with him standing on a chair and more and more tape put over him, until finally the chair was taken away and he was stuck to the wall.
We hadn’t heard of any other school doing that and thought it would be something different, a bit of funCheryl Baker
The event was the brain child of the school’s Parents and Teachers Assocation, PTA, who are always looking for novel ways to raise money for the school.
School family engagement officer, Cheryl Baker, said: “The PTA came up with the idea of taping one of our teachers to the wall. We hadn’t heard of any other school doing that and thought it would be something different, a bit of fun.”
Mr Robertshaw said all the students were very excited about the prospect of covering him with tape.
He said: “I think I might have drawn the short straw agreeing to do it. But, other teachers have done things to help raise money so I thought it was my turn.
“I was trusting them not to all go home and leave me stuck there until Monday morning.”
The children managed to make their way through a pile of duck tape rolls in their quest to seal Mr Robertson’s fate.
The activity was carried out in the main hall of the County Durham school and classes took it in turns to go along, pay their money and add their piece of tape.