It’s time for the school’s second annual Rockathon, which involves teams of students taking turns in a rocking chair for 10 hours, from 8 p.m. tonight to 6 a.m. Saturday.
At least one member of each four- or five-person team has to be in their squad’s chair at all times throughout the night.
Leading up to the Rockathon, participating students have been collecting pledges with every team asked to raise at least $250.
Half of the money raised will be donated to the Bay of Islands SPCA, while the other half raised by each student will go towards a charity of that student’s choice.
Andrea Hollett, a Level 2 student, has been volunteering at the SPCA for the past two years.
“This is an excellent idea,” said Hollett, who helps at the shelter as part of her required Duke of Edinburgh volunteer hours.
“It’s going to help us move to our new shelter, hopefully in June or July. Every little bit helps.”
Last year, the SPCA ended up with a donation of around $5,000.
Brady Reid, technical representative on the high school’s student council executive, said there were more than 40 teams expecting to take part.
Teams will have their own designated area in the gymnasium, complete with an electrical hookup, so they can bring whatever they want to keep themselves entertained throughout the night. There will also be a canteen and a number of activities and games everyone can take part in all night long.