STUDENTS at Newcastle High grew facial hair for a morning yesterday in support of men's health.
More than 700 finger tattoo moustaches were handed out to the students to educate them about Movember, a global movement aimed at
creating awareness about prostate cancer and
men's mental health.
With the initiative officially finishing today, men nationwide will dust off the razor blade and give their upper lip a makeover.
For Christian Carswell it is a welcome relief to get rid of his moustache.
The Newcastle High teacher joined up with seven other work colleagues to grow moustaches and raise money for the month.
Yesterday the school held an assembly to explain to the kids their teachers' lack of grooming and raise funds.
"We managed to raise over $1200 during the month and today we brought in another couple of hundred," he said.
"I gave a brief chat to the kids on men's health and explained it wasn't all just about growing a silly mo
so they could see the
point of it all."
A student group called Stealth Art organised to order the tattoo moustaches and helped distribute them and collect money for Movember.
As for Mr Carswell's mo, it came straight off when he got home from school yesterday afternoon.
"It's not that comfortable in 40-degree weather," he said.