A team of more than 120 students from Year 7 - 12 and a number of teachers from Chevalier College are getting ready to participate in the School's Challenge for Refugee Week.
The Ration Challenge was launched in schools last year, which saw hundreds of schools across Australia putting themselves in the shoes of a refugee for a week and raising money to help vulnerable communities around the world with funds for food, medicines and education.
Chevalier school community has raised the sponsorship bar, leading the national tally for two years in a row and inspiring others to take the challenge, with more than $22,000 already committed to the cause.
Social Justice Coordinator and Religious Education Teacher at Chevalier College, Leonie Stone said the students are excited to take delivery of their Ration Packs on Friday 14 June, ahead of the challenge during the week commencing Sunday 16 June.
"The students have put in the efforts to get their sponsors on-board" she said.
"They've attended meetings in their break times and are gearing up now to take on the physical and mental challenges of enduring the coming days getting by on the meager food ration that a Syrian refugee would receive."
Year 9 student Elaina Florence said it was an opportunity to walk in the shoes of refugees.
"We're learning about refugees in our English class and seeing what they're going through," she said.
"It helps us to understand what's going on in the world that we live in."
Mathilda Richardson from year 9 who is also participating in the challenge said it's a good experience to help others
"We're privileged in Australia we get enough food and we mostly have enough money, so I think it's a good experience to help others if we can," she said.
A surprise visit from Act for Peace Global Marketing Manager Kaz McGrath during last year's campaign motivated the Chev team who came first in the schools' national tally with more than $20,000 in sponsorship funds.
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