Many Willow Hill Elementary students looked strange on Wednesday. A couple of the teachers did too.
(Maybe the mustache is coming back?)
The students and staff took part in “Movember,” a cheeky charity in which people grow mustaches during the month to help raise awareness of men’s health — specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives, according to the website.
It’s safe to say that most of the students didn’t shave their faces during November, but their support for Movember wasn’t showing … so they needed a little help from student council.
“We were looking to change the face of men’s health for students' male guardians and their parents — we want them to take care of themselves,” teacher Susanne Shorday said. “And the student council said, ‘We want to get on board.’”
Student council representatives set up shop in the gym — with makeup brushes and makeup — and applied mustaches to students coming back from lunch.
“We asked that parents give the OK, and, if they could, support it with a buck,” Shorday said.
Student council fifth grader Maya Muogbo was one of the students painting faces.
“I think it’s a fun way to get kids involved and to show support for Movember,” she said. “I’m going to have my dad get checked out.”
Teacher Chris Tague helped initiate Movember at Willow Hill, though he had a real push broom.
“There’s been a really good response from the students and it’s nice see the kids getting involved,” Tague said.
And on having a mustache for 30 days, Tague said, “Ah, you know … you can get away with it for a month, and then you have to get rid of it.”