Sunday, September 27, 2020

Cardboard City - Our Y7/8 students slept in cardboard boxes overnight and as it was raining they slept under the eaves of the school building. The students got family and friends to sponsor them and raised $2,400 which was split between the parish to purchase Backpack Bedrolls & sleeping bags and washing facilities for the homeless in Taupo. The rest is to be given to the Taupo and Turangi Foodbank. The focus of the next day was "Solidarity" and the students enjoyed a plain bowl of rice for breakfast and lunch, then attended mid-day mass. Hopefully, this small experience will help them appreciate and be thankful for what they have and develop an understanding of what others do not have.