Photo by Peter McIntosh.
Kavanagh College year 12 and 13 pupils play sport in the
school gym as part of the 24-hour National Caritas Challenge.
Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is an agency of the New Zealand
Catholic Bishops Conference that works towards making a
difference in the lives of people living with poverty or
Between 3pm yesterday and 3pm today, each pupil at the
college will take part in one of four different challenges -
Move It (where pupils walk, run, swim, cycle or play a sport
for 24 hours to remind them what travelling long distances to
access basic necessities feels like); Sweat It (where pupils
work in shifts over 24 hours, making items that help meet the
needs of others, to show them the physically demanding
conditions young people endure daily); Live It (where pupils
sleep in a temporary cardboard shelter overnight to
experience what living without a home feels like); and Stop
It (where pupils give up using electricity, technology or
food, so they can experience the hardship of the world's
Most of the activities were done at home, with the help of
family and friends.