Students take on 5km Challenge for Food Bank

HITTING THE TRAILS: Jack Ellery is on his bike and ready to help raise money for Food Bank. Photos supplied

TRIDENT students are using their time in lockdown to help others by raising funds for local foodbanks.

Teacher Jon Stanhope said the students’ elective time was usually held on a Thursday afternoon and this week they would use it to help Food Bank, which had seen a spike in demand for food parcels during Covid-19.

Electives give students the opportunity to learn new skills, hobbies or sport – and include a range of activities, from surfing, to moviemaking, Moto X, equestrian, to yoga, chess and more.

“I have organised a ‘whole school’ event that would take place in our normal school elective time on Thursday afternoon to raise funds for our local foodbanks,” said Mr Stanhope.

Team Trident students complete an active five kilometres either by walking, running, cycling or doing some other physically challenging activity during the Thursday elective time tomorrow, from 1.45pm to 3pm.

BRING IT ON: Finn Alison is ready to take on a 5km challenge in his bubble to help out Food Bank.

The school is hoping to raise $2000 and has set up a Givealittle page where student entrants can donate a gold coin and any member of the public can also contribute.

Students will be required to complete their elective in their bubble and in their area.

The aim of the Team Trident events was also to reconnect students and staff to the school’s core values of quality work, respect for others and kia manawa nui during this difficult time, said Mr Stanhope.

See Givealittle page to contribute: