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.