THREE Irymple South Primary School teachers got dirty for a good cause.
In return for a gold coin donation, students voted for the teacher they wanted to see covered in baked bins, yoghurt, flour and custard.
Organised by Grade 6 students Lily Droffelaar and Meg Neagle as part of the Leaders of Evolution project, the initiative raised $246 to help purchase new table tennis tables for the school.
"We thought organising a fundraiser based on votes to dump food on teachers would be popular and help us raise money to buy new table tennis tables," Lily said.
"We were just thinking it'd be fun to make the teachers messy and everyone seemed to get on with the idea.
"Every gold coin that people gave was worth one vote -- we raised $246 overall, we didn't expect to raise as much money."
Assistant Principal Ben Milsom, one the three teachers who got food dumped on him, said the aim of the Leaders of Evolution project was to "give back to the community".
"They (Lily and Meg) went through a Shark Tank (scenario) where they presented their project proposal to teachers and myself," he said.
"The girls did a great presentation, they put together their own slideshow, their own movie of how it could look and funded it all themselves.
"To be honest, I didn't know I'd get my spot to get the food dumped on me."
He said the school would double the amount of money raised by the initiative.
Meg said the project involved a fair bit of work and good organisational skills.
"It was fun but we also learnt different things through the program, such as delegating work and negotiating," she said.
"For example, we had to organise who was getting all the ingredients and who would come earlier in the morning to prepare everything."
Besides the food dump project, Mr Milsom said four Grade 6 students ran a screening of the film Emoji and another two students organised a dress-up as an Emoji fundraiser.
They raised $279 for the Royal Children's Hospital through a gold coin donation.
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