Brave male teachers underwent a painful leg waxing to raise money for Comic Relief.
Art teacher Steven Nuttall and PE teacher Simon Mayoh from Fearns Community Sports College, Stacksteads, endured the Hot Wax Hell administered by teaching assistant Jackie Leyland.
Also raising money was avid Manchester City fan, deputy headteacher Jane Leigh, who was sponsored to wear a Manchester United shirt for the day.
Pupils swapped uniform for red clothes for a forfeit, Year 8 pupil Georgina Cross made and sold cakes and a talent competition went on into the afternoon.
The school raised a total of £1,000.
Alder Grange pupils stepped into their teachers’ shoes for Comic Relief – and headteacher David Hampson took his role as a pupil seriously.
Mr Hampson donned a school uniform, asked a lot of questions and handed his sweets around as deputy head boy James Wootton tried to deliver an assembly as head for the day.
Mr Hampson said: “The pupils thought they just had to sit in my room drinking coffee
all day as they think that’s all I do.”
Children from Right Start Day Nurseries, based at Aunt Mary’s Nursery in Healey Dell, Whitworth, celebrated Red Nose Day by wearing red and baking and decorating cakes and biscuits.