Students go homeless for charity

Kavanagh College pupils prepare to spend the night in cardboard boxes to raise funds for Myanmar...
Kavanagh College pupils prepare to spend the night in cardboard boxes to raise funds for Myanmar disaster victims. Photo by Peter McIntosh.
Eight Kavanagh College, Dunedin, pupils endured a different reality last night when they spent it in cardboard boxes on the school grounds.

Service prefect Alex Devereux said the cold and damp experience was designed to give the pupils a perspective on what it would be like to be one of the one billion people around the world who live on the streets.

Wrapped in as many layers of "non-label" low cost clothing as possible, the pupils were confident they would see out the night.

"People are sponsoring us to do this, so we can't pull out, no matter what the weather does," Alex said.

The pupils hoped to raise about $2000 for Myanmar cyclone disaster victims.

Similar events were also held last night at St Hildas Collegiate School and Taieri College.

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