The interest shown by both students and their teachers was encouraging, many asking informative, relative questions. We had a wonderful, exhausting day and to top it off, one of the teachers offered to arrange for interested students to walk with us the next day. It was a 10kms walk to Tuggerah where the school bus would bring them back to school.
The students had to email their teacher that night with permission from their parents and be at the school at 7am the next morning (in school uniform). Next morning 27 students, 4 teachers and 6 local women joined us, it was a wonderful sight to see so many banners, and happy people waving to everyone as they walked. We walked pass the Darkinjung Lands Council, where after a few minutes informing the staff of what we were doing, they joined us out the front for a photo shot. After handing out an aboriginal flag to everyone we were able to have one of the representatives give a short talk about the area their country covers the roles the land council perform, highlighting the Five Lands Walk held every July. Cassie thought this was a beautiful way to tie in our walk with the Indigenous walk.
After the students returned to school, Cassie and I went back to St. Peters College to talk to one more group before ending our wonderful, exhausting day. Thanks Pollyanna Love and Peace to all.