Students and teachers are rocking mullet hairdos and moustaches after Beaudesert High launched its Mo-Mulletvember campaign to raise funds and awareness for men’s health.
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A mullet is hair cut shorter at the front, top and sides and kept longer at the back.
All funds raised through Mo-Mulletvember are going to men’s health charity, Movember.
The school kicked off Mo-Mulletvember on 31 October, when students paid a gold coin donation to see physical education and history teacher, Jay Buzzo, have a mullet cut.
The students got more than they bargained for, with Mr Buzzo’s colleagues Nathan Ralph, Scott Elkerton and Nathan St Ledger spontaneously going under the clippers, too.
When the hairdresser could not get there, the school staff took turns cutting each other’s mullets, much to the delight of the students watching on.
Mr Buzzo said he was willing to do it for the cause.
“I haven’t had a mullet before and I‘d say I was never actually planning to get one, but for a good cause you might as well give it a go – and it’s just hair, as they say,” he said.
“When I used to have longer hair, the kids used to always say I should get a mullet, so I suppose to get the kids engaged is good. There are a lot of mullets around – some very bad ones, some very good ones.
“I usually shave it off for the World’s Greatest Shave in March, because a close friend of mine passed away from cancer so I try to shave my head every year for him – this year instead I’ve grown it out and had it cut into a mullet. You’ve got to look after your mates – tell them you love them.”
Principal Grant Stephenson has also pledged to shave his head if the school raises $1000.
In a statement, the school said it was about making a difference.
“By making this the month of mos and mullets we can make a difference for men’s health – in prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention,” they said.
To donate, visit https://movember.com/t/beaudesert-state-high-school