Inspired by both Mary MacKillop and the popular TV programme ‘The Great Race’, the staff of Penola Catholic College, Broadmeadows have organised and enjoyed their own ‘Great Race’ around Melbourne – and discovered that their school campus is just one of many places in Melbourne that bears Mary MacKillop’s footprints!
Recently, on a bright and sunny Melbourne day, the 180 staff members of Penola Catholic College in Broadmeadows ventured into the CBD to take on an epic end-of-term challenge! It proved to be a challenge of ‘MacKillopian’ proportions! A band of creative, resourceful teachers had dreamed up and organised a process that would enable their colleagues to discover for themselves the story of Mary MacKillop’s Melbourne. This, they named ‘PAMRAM’: Penola’s Amazing ‘Mary Race’ Around Melbourne. The race entailed visits to a number of sites that are of significance to Mary MacKillop’s Melbourne story and ministry. Each of these places provided both reflective and fun moments, and the event has been hailed a great success, and a ‘day to remember’