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Friday, 25 April 2014

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Teacher earns trophy by a whisker

Teacher Lee Wassell’s recent hair growth has earned him Netherhall School’s coveted 2013 Moscar award.

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TOP ’TACHE TROPHY: Teacher Lee Wassell, of Maryport’s Netherhall School, with the Moscar that he won for growing the best moustache in school as part of the Movember prostate cancer awareness campaign

Mr Wassell was among 11 staff who grew moustaches as part of the annual Movember awareness campaign for Prostate Cancer UK.

The school presented its award for the first time last year when it was won by year 11 head Ben Stevenson, who also designed the trophy.

The contest was so successful that the school decided to run it again this year.

Headteacher Jonathan Johnson was second with Justin Bell in third place.

Movember is a national campaign to raise awareness about men’s health issues such as prostate cancer.

Mr Stevenson said he was keen to get male students and staff talking about health problems, including prostate cancer and bowel cancer.

He said: “We are encouraging our boys, as well as teachers, to not be embarrassed to talk about it or to go to the doctor with health problems.”

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