Watch: Has Rossmere school produced Hartlepool’s biggest ice bucket challenge?

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CHILDREN from a Hartlepool primary school had a brrr-illiant time pouring buckets of icy cold water over their teachers for a charity challenge.

Youngsters from Rossmere Primary School, in Catcote Road, Hartlepool, got their own back for all of the spelling tests and homework by soaking their teachers in the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Rossmere Primary School taking part in the Ice Bucket Challenge

Rossmere Primary School taking part in the Ice Bucket Challenge

The freezing cold event saw a total of £288.46 raised for the Motor Neurone Disease Association for Cleveland.

And just like those soaked in videos on Facebook, as part of the awareness and fundraising campaign, the staff have now nominated Brougham Primary School, whose teachers will take up the challenge today, on Friday, September 19.

Headteacher Lynne Pawley: “Rossmere staff were delighted to take up the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease.

“The children thoroughly enjoyed pouring cold water over the heads of staff and cheering as they were soaked.

Rossmere Primary School taking part in the Ice Bucket Challenge

Rossmere Primary School taking part in the Ice Bucket Challenge

“Rossmere staff would like to thank parents and carers for their generous donations.

“We look forward to watching Brougham Primary School take up the challenge.”

The event was organised by teacher Rebecca Redpath who had fun at home doing own her own ice bucket challenge and recognised that it would be something fun for children at school and raise awareness for an important charity to boot.

Almost £7 million has been raised in Britain through the Ice Bucket charity challenge, and the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) has thanked everybody who took part and donated.

Rossmere Primary School taking part in the Ice Bucket Challenge

Rossmere Primary School taking part in the Ice Bucket Challenge

The charitable act, which involves people upending buckets of ice cold water over themselves, became an online craze earlier this year, spreading to the UK from America where proceeds went to ALS, a type of Motor Neurone Disease.

Since then participants have donated to various charities, but MNDA said they had gained £6.8 million after a “phenomenal” and “unprecedented” response.

Celebrities including Benedict Cumberbatch and Jennifer Aniston, as well as former US president George Bush and even Vogue editor Anna Wintour, are among those seen to be drenched in cold water in online footage.

Rossmere Primary School taking part in the Ice Bucket Challenge

Rossmere Primary School taking part in the Ice Bucket Challenge