The Long Walk

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25 May 2017

Aquinas College, Ringwood, hosted one of Melbourne’s largest events to promote Aboriginal reconciliation at their Long Walk on Tuesday 23 May.

With 3,000 students representing 42 Catholic, government and independent schools, the walk is a powerful symbol of the College’s commitment to supporting reconciliation.

Patron of the Long Walk, Michael Long, and former senator and Olympian Nova Peris walked with the students while Great Ryrie Street in Ringwood was closed to traffic to cater to the thousands of enthusiastic walkers.

Michael Long spoke at the assembly of the importance of schools coming together to promote reconciliation. ‘One day you young men and women are going to change the future and what it looks like for everyone’.

This is the sixth year Aquinas College Ringwood has organised the Long Walk for schools. Students from Aquinas will also participate in the ‘Long Walk to the G’ this Saturday.