KOONDOOLA students ended last term by celebrating Mercy Day.
The September 25 event at Mercy College included stalls, fun activities and a showcase of song and dance.
“The day started with a whole college Community Outdoor Mass with around 2000 students, parents, Sisters of Mercy and special guests in attendance,” event co-ordinator Stewart Crainie said.
“Our senior oval was then transformed into a mini royal show where students participated in a fair.
“Entertainment included a bouncy castle, wacky wagon and strongman striker, and a number of food stalls such as sausage sizzle, fairy floss and cake stalls.”
Mr Crainie said the event ended with ‘Mercy Idol’ run by the college’s arts team.
“Students showcased their gifts and talents of singing and dancing,” he said.
“The primary winner for her acrobatic routine was Alexandra Charlesworth and the secondary winner on the drums was Year 12 arts captain Alex Goerke.”
Mr Crainie said the Sisters of Mercy had long contributed to the ongoing success of the school.
“By raising money, our Mercy Day celebrations give us the chance to financially assist the Sisters of Mercy via Mercy Works, the relief and development arm for the Sisters of Mercy in Australia,” Mr Crainie said.