Nesika students in Grades K-6 taped their vice-principal Steve Carpenter to the gymnasium wall Wednesday at noon to raise money to support children with or who have survived cancer.
Principal Yvonne Davis said bike riders from the Cops for Cancer tour visited their school last week and had a picture taken with their junior rider and cancer survivor Chase Lamont who is in Grade 4.
During that visit, Davis suggested that the coin fundraiser be amplified to a one-day fundraising blitz by duct taping the vice-principal to the wall with $1 buying one foot of duct tape.
“This would be a surprise for Mr. Carpenter as he was absent this day,” Davis says.
On Wednesday, Sept. 30, the lunch hour was a cacophony of cheers and activity as students waited excitedly, many wearing orange shirts for Orange Shirt Day, to take their turn at the taping wall.
After all was said and done the bench upon which the vice-principal stood to be taped was removed and he hung there for a few seconds before the tape gave out and allowed him to drop to the floor.
Altogether the students blew through about eight rolls of tape donated by Canadian Tire and Home Hardware to raise $782.77 for Cops for Cancer.