Eaglehawk North Primary school staff, Beck Legal members and sporting leaders complete the Ice Bucket Challenge.

SPORTING leaders, members of a Bendigo law firm and Eaglehawk North Primary School staff have drenched themselves in ice for motor neurone disease.

Eaglehawk North's principal Craig Arrowsmith, deputy principal John Morton and integration aide Tim Attwater completed the challenge on Monday morning - much to the delight of students, who squealed as ice slid down their teachers' shirts.

While the weather in Bendigo was sunny last week, Monday brought a return to wintry conditions.

Mr Morton said the challenge wasn't easy.

"It was bitterly cold," he said. 

"We were nominated by our prep mums.

"It was done in front of the whole school outdoors.

"Everyone was excited to see us get soaked."

We wanted to do something that was visibly supporting the cause.

John Morton

Mr Morton said staff taught the children about motor neurone disease at a school assembly before the challenge and the image of their school leaders being drenched would help them remember what the disease involved.

"It was all explained to them at an assembly just prior to the event," he said.

"We wanted to do something that was visibly supporting the cause. 

"The visual will stick in their minds and they will think, 'Why did they do that?'"

Meanwhile, Beck Legal law firm partners Daniel Cole and Geoff Bowyer completed the challenge with associate Matt Barkla and conveyancer Dale Boyd on Monday afternoon. 

And AFL central Victoria regional general manager Paul Hamilton and Strathfieldsaye netball coach Tracy Wilson completed the challenge at half-time during an A-grade netball match on Saturday, to the delight of the crowd.


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