First Class: What are St Cuthbert’s pupils giving up for lent?

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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.

St Cuthbertsprimary school new starters March 2014.

St Cuthbertsprimary school new starters March 2014.

“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.”