Harry Redknapp has done it, so has Nick Knowles and Fleur East, even Noel Edmonds has endured one, and now the principal and vice principal at Lincoln University Technical College have taken part in a charity Bush Tucker Trial!
Organised by the school’s Key Stage 5 student council, the I’m A Celebrity inspired challenge saw principal John Morrison and vice principal Stuart Hamer going to head to head and attempting to eat a smorgasbord of sickly snacks.
All of the money raised through student and staff donations will be presented to Newark Women’s Aid, a charity that supports women and children affected by domestic violence.
The charity also runs The Refuge, a shelter for women relocating due to domestic abuse.
Students Dillon Richard and Bailey Mays took on the role of Holly and Ant and dishing up the delights for Messrs Morrison and Hamer to taste.
“We do quite a lot of fundraising here at Lincoln UTC,” said Bailey. “This year we thought we do something a little bit different.
“I’ve been watching I’m A Celebrity and love seeing the Bush Tucker Trials so thought we’d ask the teachers to take part in one and raise money for charity.
“I didn’t expect them to say yes! Mr Morrison and Mr Hamer have been fantastic, and I just hope they’re not too poorly after eating the special Christmas dinner we’ve prepared for them!”
The morose menu included duck feet, critters, a green tea concoction with mussels and shellfish bits, and tripe all prepared by students at the school.
“It was a disgusting experience but I think it’s brilliant that our students stage so many events in aid of charity and we’re keen to encourage them in that respect, though I don’t think I will be repeating this particular type of fundraising activity!” says Mr Morrison
Every Christmas, students at Lincoln’s specialist science, technology, engineering and mathematics school on Lindum Hill stage several charity events.
This year, as well as the Bush Tucker Trial, they are also collecting donations of food and personal hygiene products through a Reverse Advent Calendar, where students bring in items to donate to the chosen charity, which this year is the Nomad Trust.