MORE than £1,000 has been raised by pupils who ensured their teacher had a close shave.

Students and staff at Dunbar Grammar School rose to the challenge after maths teacher Peter Morrison vowed to shave his head if they raised a four-figure sum for Children in Need.

Last Friday, they got their wish as he took a razor to his curly locks.

Mr Morrison said his shaved head was “very itchy” and said: “Many people were on hand to tell me I was doing a horrible job!

“I had nerves going through with it but I had shaved my hair off before when I was 18.

“People kept putting pressure on and saying to ‘get a woolly hat ready’.

“The biggest issue at the end was my girlfriend not wanting to look at me for about 10 minutes – but apart from that there were no nerves.”

The school’s charity committee, which is headed up by Mr Morrison’s mathematics colleague Gillian Williams, took on the role of championing the head shave. The committee includes pupils from across the school and Mr Morrison praised their efforts.

The teacher, who has been at the school for more than four years, vowed to shave different amounts of his hair depending on how much money was raised.

Top target was £1,000, which would see him shave it all off. That target was achieved, with friends and family of Mr Morrison, who previously taught in Edinburgh, adding a further £450 to the Children in Need coffers.

Senior pupils at the school also swapped their uniforms for fancy dress.

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