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There was 24 hours of non-stop activity at Saint Ignatius’ College’s senior campus at Athelstone recently as it hosted an endurance relay event.

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Teams of past and present students participated in the event which was held from midday on October 7 until midday the following day.

The relay marked two important dates for the college – the 50th anniversary of the opening of the senior campus, as well as the 10th anniversary of the death of Brother Paul Callil SJ, an influential and much loved teacher at the school.

“Br Paul Callil was such an important person in the college’s history,” said teacher and relay organiser Miriam Doyle. “He was a wonderful mentor for many young men and women, who he encouraged to use their gifts and talents in order to benefit others.”

Ms Doyle said the relay was a re-run of the inaugural event held in 2007 to honour Br Callil.

“A number of old scholars kept asking me to run the event again,” she said, adding that many of the same people from a decade ago were involved in last month’s relay.

Teams competing in the relay had to ensure one person was on the track at all times throughout the 24 hours. When not running or walking, there were opportunities for team mates to eat, sleep and socialise. Other activities, such as yoga classes and an outdoor cinema, were also on offer.

Money raised during the day will go the college and St Patrick’s Special School.

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