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‘Big read’ nets big bucks - May. 28, 2014


Barb Rayner/Courier
Taking part in Fundy High’s School’s “big read” last week were middle school students (from left) Colby Barry, Josh Hanley and Logan Cooke. High school and middle school students took part in the event on two separate days when they spent the day reading in the library - with no talking - and together raised $1,173 from sponsorships (so much per hour) which will go to the school library.

Barb Rayner
St. George
More than 100 Fundy High students took part in last week’s “Big Read” and raised $1,173 for the school’s library.
The event was started three years ago by teacher Johanne Hall, explained teacher Krista Campbell, and initially was for high school students but middle school students wanted to do it too so there are now two days set aside for the event.
Participating students, who are also asked to seek sponsors, can read in the library all day but she said they are kicked out if they talk or they fall asleep.
Top fundraisers were Grade 11 student Michael Leland, who raised $69 and he opted for a gift certificate from Scholastic, and Grade 7 student Shania Steif who raised $60 who chose to receive an e-book.
“It’s kind of a survivor thing. You can decide to leave yourself but then you can’t come back. We usually have between 25 and 30 students left. The kids really love it.”
During breaks there were draws for prizes donated by Pharmachoice, Boyd’s Home Hardware, St. George Pharmacy and St. George Save Easy.