Pictorial: St. Bridget’s Convent holds Walk 2007

The Bridgeteen Walk 2007: “Walk A Mile, Build A Smile”

By Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai

St. Bridget’s Convent – Gently and Firmly – is the motto of the school.

It was started on February 1st 1902.The school has celebrated its centenary on February 1 st 2002. It started with 14 students 105 years ago, and now schooling more than 1,000 students.

St. Bridget’s Convent has produced many leaders and torchbearers in government, business, the professions, sports and the arts, serving in several communities in Sri Lanka and around the globe; world’s first Woman Prime Minister Late Mrs. Srimavo Bandaranaike and former President of Sri Lanka Mrs. Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, to name a few.

The Bridgeteen Walk 2007 was held on June 17th 2007. The walk started after a Holy Mass. Past and present pupils have walked under this year’s theme “Walk A Mile, Build A Smile”. The walk was organized jointly by the School Development Society and the Past Pupils’ Association to raise funds to renovate the school auditorium.

A fun fair was held from morning till night at the NOMADS Grounds. The fun fair comprised of various games, comedy shows, magic shows, food stalls, trade stalls and exciting rides.

Logo of St. Bridget’s Convent.

Elephant, taking part in the walk.

Young Bridgeteens cheer during the walk.

‘Fake feet’ walk.

Foreign constructors enjoy watching the walk.

Two little Bridgeteens enjoy the elephants.

Western band of St. Bridget’s Convent.

The past and present pupils participated in the walk.

Face painting for the walk.

A baby elephant welcomes the participants.

Reverend Sisters of St. Bridget’s Convent at the walk.

The walk began in the morning from the Primary section.

Junior school students at the walk.

Scottish pipe band at the event.

Cane beaters at the walk.

Collegiate school prefects carry the four houses flags – Borgia, Coudert, Griaux and Melizan.

Kandyan dancers during the walk.

The annual Bridgeteen Walk ended at Collegiate school premises after walking through Cinnamon Gardens for two hours.

Collegiate Hewisi band during the walk.

Mask dance at the event.

Source: humanityashore

Contact: Dushi.Pillai@gmail.com

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18 Comments

  1. Dear Bridgeteens,

    Congradulation for your anniversary. I saw the photoes of the great walk.God bless you all.

    Wanasinghe

    Uncle of Miss Avanthi Peiris.teacher of kindergarten

  2. Congratulations Bridgeteens !

    The walk was nice and orderly. The evenings fun-fair was fabulous & to have such a large crowd in attendence, was great. The organizers have done a wonderful job. My daughter was thrilled and is very proud of being a Bridgeteen.

    Parent of Yulenka (3S4)

  3. The photos and the article brought back many fond memories of the time I spent at St.Bridget’s. It’s wonderful to see the heights our school has reached . Well done girls !

    Happy 105 St.Bridget’s !!

  4. Photos are great, when my sister mentioned about the walk I was wondering whether I’ll be able to see any pictures in the net. Thank you Dushi for the article and the great photos, brings back lots of memories.

  5. Nice photos. Seems to have been a good show.

    What exactly is the purpose of this annual walk? Is it like the carnivals of old? A means of getting everyone together? Seeking funding for the school?

    Dushiyanthini, are you a product of St. Bridget’s?

  6. Hi all… its great to see this great event so successfull i miss not being there ar a past pupil.. all the best to all

  7. Congratulations to my Alma Mater on celebrating it’s 105th anniversary, and keep it up all girls young and old who supported the efforts of the participants at various events.

    God Bless You All

  8. It has been a while after the 2007 walk to post this comment. So what!
    I only saw the photos today at this site.
    This took me back to the good old days at SBC.
    Thanks to Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai.

    I am sure the Walk must have been a great success.
    Well done Bridgeteens!
    “Wave the green and white forever……”
    I am always “Proud to be a Bridgeteen”

  9. Congradulations

    The evnet brought back many unforgettable memories of the time I spent at St.Bridget’s.

    Me, my husband (monterssori) and only son(monterssori) are all Bridgeteens! Isnt’ it wonderful ! We enjoyed very much.

  10. Hi
    It is in deed nice to see the pictures. I showed the pictures to my student’s and the school staff, and ofcause my little daughters. My sister Samanalie and myself are proud to be Bridgeteens.
    God Bless

  11. Hi!

    Happy to see my school. It brings my past memories. Thanks you for posting these pictures in the website and shareing with all of us.

    God Bless.

  12. We are the bridgeteens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Keep it up GIRLS
    Nice to see the pics
    MAY GOD BLEES

  13. Thank you for posting these pics… It’s great to see the current generation of girls carrying out the Bridgetean traditions… Brings back some great & happy memories…

    God Bless St. Bridget’s Convent!

    Melani Miguel
    Toronto, Canada

  14. My daughter Nesha Rubin was in the great walk and I am proud.

    Wishes from me to one of the sisters, sister Margi.

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