St Kate’s Day is a landmark day in the year of St Helen and St Katharine. The whole day is given over to fun, fundraising and festivities and is such an important part of St Helen’s school life that alumnae from all over the world continue to join in once their school days are long over.
Hundreds of alumnae from over 30 countries across 6 continents raised a KitKat to the current students and reminisced over their own memories of St Kate’s Day whilst watching – and taking part in – livestreaming of events such as the 2p race, the St Helen’s-Abingdon Lacrosse match and the singing of the St Helen’s school hymn in the Eucharist service.
Meteorologist and Old Girl, Sophia Bird gave a special St Kate’s Day forecast of cloudy with a chance of KitKats and alumnae all over the world and at universities across the UK gathered together to share a communal KitKat and send in photos. Various messages were left on the St Helen’s social media from Old Girls who wanted to be part of the event.
‘HelKats take on the world! Now just think about all the jobs we hold down and the influence we have in our places in the world. Incredible! Thank you St Helen’s for setting us up for life!’ Clare Arrowsmith
‘Love it. I remember it so well!’ Caroline White
‘Seems like yesterday!’ Joanna Green
Faye Anderton, the Alumnae Services Manager summed it up. ‘Lots of new memories have been made for current students today and so many memories fondly recalled #onceaHelKatalwaysaHelKat’