Lake City Secondary School students raised awareness about world hunger and malnutrition by participating in this year’s 30 Hour Famine project.
Their motivation for this cause came from learning that more than 3.5 million children under the age of five die every year due to extreme hunger and other related causes, said their teacher Robin Fofonoff.
The students set a goal to raise $500 but raised almost double that goal, a total of $963 during the event that ran from Wednesday, April 13 to Friday, April 15.
During the sleepover event, the 40 students were placed on tribes and took part in survivor style games.
Battling for the win of a bowl of rice, the students raced around the school looking for lock combinations, stacked large blocks with their feet, and took part in a relay water race.
“After the games, we walked down to the bowling alley to bowl for a couple of hours and then headed back to the school for a movie and then fell asleep,” said teacher Robin Fofonoff.
“The Leadership students would like to thank everyone who took part and or donated and look forward to challenging themselves again next year.”
In another event held Wednesday, April 27, LCSS had their first movie on the field, Fofonoff said. More than 50 students braved the chill to watch the classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
“The movie was free but a concession was set up to raise money for the SPCA in honour of their beloved teacher, Mrs. Laura Kaufman-Storoschuk, who loved animals,” Fofonoff said. “In the end, the students raised $150.”
“The leadership students would like to thank all the students who came out to do something fun and different in our town and to thank them for being patient as we waited for the sun to go down.”