Blue Mountain fancy dress

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Last updated 08:08 21/06/2013
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Blue Mountain College staff dressed up in silly outfits at the whim of student donations to raise money during the 40-hour famine.

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Students at Blue Mountain College came up with a novel way to raise money during this year's 40-hour famine - they got their teachers to dress up.

But it was not as straightforward as it sounded.

Famine representative Shani Hayes said students used a pipe to collect donations, which had different levels marked on it.

Once a level was reached, a teacher had to dress up.

This proved a great motivation for students at the college and they ended up raising $528.90, she said.

''This is such an incredible effort for such a little school and it was great to see the way we could band together to support such a worthy cause.''

She said they wouldn't have been able to achieve it without the support of their teachers.

The 40-hour famine is an annual World Vision fundraiser.

This year the focus was on Papua New Guinea, which has the second worst child death statistic in the Asia-Pacific region. 

The college also held a mufti day and barbecue to raise money.

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