NORTH Tynesiders joined in the Movember movement to sport moustaches in order to raise awareness of men’s health.
At Preston Grange Primary School, deputy headteacher Mark Burgess grew his very own tache, and last Friday the pupils joined him for a fundraising celebration.
The youngsters wore false moustaches and iced their own cakes and biscuits according to theme, which they then got to enjoy as a treat after lunch.
A total of £140 was raised for the annual appeal, which in particular, focuses on raising awareness of prostate and testicular cancer.
Elsewhere, pupils and staff at Wellfield Middle School in Whitley Bay also joined in the Movember fun while also highlighting the issue of bullying.
Students took part in a non-uniform day on November 30, got involved in four anti-bullying workshops and were able to buy moustaches for £1.
A school spokesperson said: “Overall the day was a huge success. It was a nice change to the usual routine and the varied activities were creative and inspiring.”