Reminiscent of the Chariots of Fire or University of Queensland Great Court Race, St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School has its own race tradition that weaves its way through its Ascot campus.
The run is part of the vibrant St Margaret’s Day celebrations, which took place on Friday 21 July.
This year, the annual tradition held even greater significance as it celebrated 125 years since the 1892 arrival of school’s founders, the Sisters of the Society of the Sacred Advent, in Brisbane. The Sisters were invited by the church in England to minister to the women and children of the Brisbane colony, but soon recognised the need for girls’ education and established St Margaret’s in 1895, the first of many schools they founded throughout Queensland.
The way the Sisters have approached their mission was the inspiration for this year’s theme, “Go gently, with courage”.
Three Sisters remain in the order and they joined the St Margaret’s Day celebrations which comprised a special whole school service, House cakes, music and dancing before students lined Circular Drive to cheer on runners vying for the title of St Margaret’s Day Champion.
Congratulations to the race winners.
Years 3-4 Ruby East
Years 5-6 Milla Roberts
Junior Secondary Julia Elks
Intermediate Secondary Bella Donaldson
Senior Secondary Lara Crouch
Open Secondary Lara Crouch (Fastest Time)
View photos of the St Margaret's Day celebrations on our Facebook page.