PUPILS at St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School, in Stratford Road, Hartlepool, were divided on whether to give anything up for lent this year.
Kacper Drozdowski, 11, joked: “This year I am trying to give up going to the fridge every 10 minutes, but I don’t think I’ll be able to do it.
“Last year I gave up chocolate, but my mum didn’t realise and brought me some chocolate cake so I only lasted one day.
“I think lent is good, it’s a chance to remember Jesus in the build up to Easter.”
Carlton Dowson, 10, said: “I am trying to give up chocolate this year.
“I have done it before, but last time I got a McFlurry from McDonald’s and didn’t realise until afterwards that I had eaten chocolate.
“It is tough to give something up for 40 days, but I will try my best.”
Nicole Smart, 10, said: “I haven’t given anything up for lent this year.
“If I had to give something up it would have been crisps and I did think about it, but it’s too hard. Forty days is a long time.”
Robyn Thompson, 11, said: “I am trying my best to give up deserts for lent.
“My mum always says that I don’t finish my dinner because I’m always begging for a desert.
“My favourite desert is my mum’s lemon meringue pie and it’s going to be tough to not have that.”
Sarah McCarthy, 10, said: “I’ve never really bothered trying to give anything up for lent before, but I am trying to stop having sweets this year.
“I don’t know whether I will last the full 40 days, but I can try my best.” Grace Handley, 11, is trying to give up fizzy drinks for lent this year.
She said: “Pepsi is my favourite. I only have two cans every week, but I am still going to try to give it up. Last year I tried to give up crisps, but I only lasted two days.
“I think lent is really good because it celebrates Jesus and his life.”