Sherri Montgomery

Sherri Montgomery

Clayton Heights students go bananas

Clayton Heights Secondary students inhaled a 120-foot-long banana split.

If you’re stuck at school, it’s not a bad way to cap off a dark December afternoon.

On Dec. 18, Clayton Heights Secondary students inhaled a 120-foot-long banana split in minutes.

The dish was a long line of green PVC pipe arranged on folding tables in a wide square in the school’s atrium.

It was filled with 68.4 litres of pre-scooped vanilla ice cream, plus 60 pounds of sliced bananas, 25 cans of whipping cream, four packages of sprinkles and an undisclosed amount of chocolate and raspberry syrup.

The confection was put together quickly and without panic by the school’s Link Crew, student leaders who’ve been working for weeks to pull it off.

The hungry-looking Grade 8s were invited to dive in first, for free, and students in other grades were welcome to join in for $1 each.

The event was organized as a way to boost school spirit before the Christmas break, and raise money for charity.

The Link Crew pulled off the frosty feat for the first time in 2013, building an already impressive 100-foot-long banana split.

Honing their technique, they managed to add on another 20 feet this year.

Sponsors included Mar-Tech Municipal Pipe Services Ltd., HY Louie & Family Co. Surrey, Extra Foods Clayton Heights, Transcold Canada, and Chapman’s Ice Cream.Follow the Cloverdale Reporter on Twitter and Facebook. View our print edition online.