PUPILS at Sharples primary school managed to get their own back on a teacher — by sponging him in the face.

But good-humoured Martyn Slater, who was locked in stocks for the soaking, took it all in his stride as the event formed part of a charity fundraiser with all money going to Unicef.

The children also had the chance to meet Peppa Pig while they enjoyed henna and face-painting and ate delicious samosas and cakes.

The event raised £316 for the charity, which helps children in 190 countries worldwide.

It was organised by parent Joanna Khan, who has four children at the school.

She said: “I have always wanted to do some fundraising for children and Unicef does such fantastic work for youngsters all over the world that they seemed to be the best charity to choose.

“Mr Slater was a great sport for agreeing to be sponged by the pupils who took great delight in doing so.

“In fact that activity raised the most money.”