25 November 2018
Starting on a solemn note with the St Kate’s Day Eucharist, the pride from all students shone through the singing of the school hymn, which has been called ‘bonkers’ by many but holds a special place in the life of the School. Reverend Elizabeth reminded the school community of the feisty intelligence of St Katharine and the steadfastness of St Helena, two attributes which help to define who we are as a school.
After eating a great many celebratory KitKats, the fundraising part of the day began with the legendary 2p race on the tennis courts. The whole school rushed to line up their 1p, 2p and 5p pieces into lines of hundreds of ‘M’s for the school charity, Mercy Ships. All of this money as well as all funds raised from the subsequent charity fair will be donated to Mercy Ships. Year 5, on their very first St Kate’s Day, won Mr Hunt’s prize for best teamwork and were thrilled.
In the afternoon it was over to Church Farm for the highly anticipated lacrosse match versus Abingdon School – some swapping of sports kit was naturally involved. The result was a very satisfactory 2-0 win, supported by cheering spectators from both schools. The final events, the Upper Sixth’s riotous and witty production of ‘Private School Musical’ and a fiercely competitive House dodgeball tournament rounded off another spectacular St Kate’s Day – celebrating above all the spirit of the St Helen and St Katharine community.