The Little Long Walk

On Saturday 1 June, as a community we walked together in reconciliation. Ascham hosted The Little Long Walk at Heffron Park, Maroubra, as part of our National Reconciliation Week celebrations.

The Little Long Walk honours The Long Walk, which was undertaken 20 years ago by former AFL player Michael Long in 2004. Michael walked 650km from his home in Melbourne to Parliament House in Canberra to speak with former Prime Minister John Howard, to get Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues back on the national agenda.

On 1 June we walked to continue Ascham’s journey of strengthening our understanding, respect and celebration of First Nations cultures. Over 80 members of our School community gathered at 7am to listen to Long Walk representatives Jenaya Serra and Leanne Brooke speak before they led our walk around the park. The Indigenous Sports Round matches took place the same day, with all our Ascham students proudly wearing their Indigenous jerseys, designed by Ascham alumni Destiny Peris and Shakirah Stevens.

National Reconciliation Week at Ascham, observed annually from 27 May to 3 June, was another wonderful week in which as a School community we reflected on our journey towards reconciliation, and immersed ourselves in activities that created safe spaces for conversations about our shared history.

Thank you to all our special guests who joined us across the week and at our inaugural Little Long Walk. We look forward to holding this special walk annually.

7 Jun 2024

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