AFTER tucking into pancakes last Tuesday, it was time to start fighting temptation for 40 days during Lent.
For some of the Year 6 pupils at St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School, in Hartlepool, it’s a period without sweets, crisps and mobile phones.
They spoke to Mail reporter DOMINC SHAW.
Alex Edwards, 11, said: “I decided to try and give up sweets for Lent this year.
“My mam spends quite a lot of money on buying sweets for us so I decided to try and give them up because they’re not very good for you either.”
Jay Allan, 11, said: “I’m not giving up anything for Lent this year but I am trying to be more helpful to my mum and dad around the house.
“Last year I gave up crisps and I managed to last the full 40 days.”
Holly Weatherill, 10, said: “This year I’ve decided to try and give up chocolate for Lent because I do eat too much of it.
“I’m trying to not use my mobile phone as much either and to play outside more.”
Gary Bolton, 11, said: “This year I said I would try and give up sweets. It will be tough but I think I will be able to do it. It will save my mam some money as well when she goes shopping.”
Lucy Moran, 10, said: “This year I’ve given up my phone for Lent because my dad said I use it too much.
“I will try my best to last out the 40 days without using it.”
Ryan Richardson, 11, said: “I’ve given up crisps for Lent this year and I’m also trying to help my mam around the house a bit more. I don’t always give something up for Lent every year but when I do I try my best to complete the 40 days.”