Students set to walk the line
AFTER taking part in Oaktree’s Live Below the Line fundraiser last year, Presbyterian Ladies College student Emily Ford knows how difficult the challenge can be.
The annual fundraising campaign for youth-run organisation Oaktree is usually held from May 4 to 8, but students and staff from PLC postponed their fundraising until after the exam period.
At least 29 students and staff will eat on $2 a day for five days – the Australian equivalent of the extreme poverty line.
Year 11 student Emily said that the hardest part of the challenge was eating the same food every day, which can become very boring. “I found it difficult at first,” Emily said. “I didn’t realise how much you have to plan.
“Now I’m stressing the importance of planning to everyone this year.”
Year 11 student Madeleine Woolgar said she did not think she would be able to do it last year but this year she was taking on the challenge.
“My family is taking part in it too,” Madeleine said.
“We will probably be eating porridge and rice and potatoes. “You can’t really afford fruit.” Students and staff will be eating below the line from June 2 to 5.
Presbyterian Ladies College Year 11 students Eliza Perkins and Emily Ford.