Students raise $1000 in backpack challenge
Year 10 students from Brisbane Water Secondary College Woy Woy campus raised more than $1000 in their 40-Hour Famine Backpack Challenge.
The 15 students taking on the Backpack Challenge lived off nothing but essentials carried in a backpack from 8pm on September 6 to 9am on September 9.
The challenge is designed to simulate the experience of young refugee forced to flee their homes, often with next to no time to pack a bag of belongings, let alone things like food and water.
Campus principal Ms Rebecca Cooper said she was proud of the students who took on the challenge and congratulated them on their fundraising success.
"Millions of children and families have been displaced by conflict and strife.
"The world is currently witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record, among them 25.9 million refugees, half under the age of 18," she said.
Website, 6 Sep 2019
Rebecca Cooper, BWSC Woy Woy