MORE than 5,000 people, including students from both the primary and secondary sections of St Paul's Convent School, took part in the school's open day recently. Following the school hymn and welcoming speech, the audience was addressed by Baroness Lydia Dunn. A former student of the school, Baroness Dunn talked about how fortunate she was to be a boarding student at St Paul's and how the school gave her a solid knowledge base on which she built her education and career. 'My years at St Paul's gave me the qualifications needed for university. But more importantly, they gave me a sense of value, responsibility and community which have guided me throughout my life,' said Baroness Dunn. 'I know that, like me, generations of students have benefitted from their education at St Paul's in the same way. Many of them are leading members of their profession today.' School principal Sister Margaret Wong said: 'As we celebrate this 140th anniversary milestone in the life of St Paul's, let us face the next 140 years with the same confidence, courage and competence. 'We pray that today's and future Paulinians will continue the spirit and tradition passed down from past generations, with renewed vigour and enthusiasm under the guiding light and teaching of the school.' Visitors were invited to take a tour of the school and examine the exhibitions and attractions set up by students from various classes, clubs and societies. The open day ran for three days, giving parents and the general public a chance to witness the work of the students. On the final day, primary school pupils came to visit.