Every year in May, in honour of Edmund Rice Day, Trinity College staff and students join together in a carnival atmosphere to raise funds for projects in India and to remember the work of Blessed Edmund Rice. This year's Unfair Day was different in that the whole day was devoted to the cause, with the first part of the day focusing on Christian Service, and the second half focusing on fundraising.
The day began with Christian Service assemblies. Each year group came together to meet with and learn more about the Christian Service Organisations they will support this year, with a goal of planning fund and awareness raising activities for 2018. Each year group will support the following organisations:
- Year 7: Brother Ollie's Wheelchairs for Kids
- Year 8: Shopfront
- Year 9: LifeLink
- Year 10: St Vincent de Paul
- Year 11: Edmund Rice Camps
- Year 12: Edmund Rice Centre for Refugees
Following the assemblies, all students rejoined with their PCG to take part in a lesson and activities relating to Blessed Edmund Rice, the Christian Brothers and the history and traditions of CBC Perth and Trinity College. This session was designed to engage the various year groups in what it means to be a member of the TC Community and prepare them for the Edmund Rice Mass.
Recess was a busy time with the always popular Junior School Cake Stall and a Staff vs Students dodgeball game. Thank you to all of the Junior School families who provided cake to share - the spread was amazing! The students put up a great effort in the dodgeball game, but staff were victorious with a 2-1 win.
The Edmund Rice Mass is really the cornerstone of Unfair Day. It is a time for the TC community to come together and understand how we can "live Edmund Rice" in our everyday lives. Br Terry Casey, a Christian Brother and former Trinity teacher gave the homily and lit the Edmund Rice candle. We were honoured to have some very special people join us for Mass - Br Tony Kelly, a former Headmaster and the person responsible for building Trinity College for it's 1962 opening in East Perth; Br Seaman, a beloved teacher of the College who now has a scholarship gifted in his honour; Mrs Hazel Megaw, a past parent, drama organiser and supporter of the College; and the President of TOBA Mr Peter Torre ('89) and his wife Catalin.
Following Mass, the Unfair Day activities began! Carnival-type stalls were set up all around campus and included an inflatable obstacle course, dunking booth, raffles, and more. The day concluded with some great musical talent during the Battle of the Bands.
Unfair Day is a highlight of the Trinity College calendar, and this year did not disappoint. A big shout of thanks to all of the staff and families who helped make this day a success, and especially Mr Julian Fritz, Director of Students Services, who organised all of the day's events.