Sunday, 25 June 2017

Mitchell's - 40 Hour Famine!

Hey bloggers! If you didn't know a few weeks ago the Year 5 & 6 Extension group, as well as the Year 7 & 8 Extension group had the amazing opportunity to take part in this years 40 Hour Famine. It is run by World Vision every fundamental year.

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All money raised goes towards helping the country of the year. Last year my extension group fund raised for Syria and I think we also did it this year for Syria too. It takes part between June the 9th - June the 11th of 2017.

On the night of June the 9th the extension student's bought things such as blankets, pillows, beanbags, mattresses, Just Juice, and Barley Sugars. Also if you didn't know we were having a sleepover and we are not allowed to eat or drink - except from Just Juice and Barley Sugars, because that is apart of the campaign.

We all slept in the library. One side for the girls, and one side for the boys. After we set up our stuff we all gathered in the hall to have a meeting about what we were going to do. Also we are put into groups depending on which colour you wanted to be in.

Me and my friends were in Team Green, while my sister and other participants were in groups such as Team Blue, Team Red, and Team Yellow. It was really competitive. We were going to have lots of fun.

Our groups had so much fun because you have to dance to a song your whole group decides on. We choose the Beyonce classic - Single Ladies to make a comedy and also to entertain everyone.

After that we did something really important. We were at the sleepover for a reason and also to raise money for the people in Syria. We turned off all of the lights in the hall and lay down on the ground to feel like what it would feel like for Syrian kids who have nowhere to go.

Anyways after all of that we got to have freetime. We had 4 options. To watch a movie, hangout in the library, hangout in the hall, or play games in Creative Space - (ICT - Computer Lab). Me and my friends went around the place.

Soon after 2 - 3 hours it was getting late. We then all went to sleep at 10:00.

The next morning everyone was very tired. Also it was a Saturday morning and everyone then eventually went home. Unfortunately I only fast 20 hours as I was really hungry. Also my sister did 20 hours too.

Well that's it! Have you ever done a famine?

Thanks for reading!
By Mitchell.M
25/06/17

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