THESE SKEENA Junior students

Skeena Junior students prepare for famine

SKEENA JUNIOR students participate in the World Vision 30 Hour Famine May 4, some for the third year in a row.

SKEENA JUNIOR students participate in the World Vision 30 Hour Famine May 4, some for the third year in a row.

About 120 students signed up and those who have parental permission and who have raised $50 will be able to take part, says student Ashlee Thompson.

“It’s just kind of inspiring to think you can help people who are struggling,” says Thompson about why she’s participating.

The famine officially starts at 1 a.m. May 4 so students will go through the whole school day without food and then spend the night at the school with parent supervisors.

Students will be divided into groups with leaders, who will take them through the many games that have been planned, says Thompson.

Teams will be awarded points for how they do at each game and the team with the most points gets to eat first when the famine ends at about 5 a.m. Saturday with a huge feast cooked up by parents and some student leaders, she says.

Activities include a dunk tank and the principal and vice-principal will be two of the dunkees, says Thompson.

Students will also put their handprints on a banner and display it until the end of the school year.

They raised about $2,000 last year and hope to top that this year, she adds.