Walk for Hope tomorrow begins Lent’s journey to Easter


Students from Mrs Mary-Anne Johnson’s Exploring Issues in Society class team up with Art teacher Mr Matt Stolp on the Glenorchy Campus to paint banners for Walk for Hope.

W4H-art-grouped-1Guilford Young College will come together tomorrow for its first whole College event of the year:  WALK FOR HOPE, to mark the beginning of Lent.

The 1000-strong community will begin its Lenten journey with an Ash Wednesday prayer service at Glenorchy’s Tolosa Park amphitheatre before students and staff, in House groups, walk several times around the water reserve in solidarity with the poor of the world.

The walk has been an annual event for the College since 2005, following the Aceh tsunami of Boxing Day 2004. Walk for Hope raises money for people in desperate need. On several occasions, the money has been given to specific disaster relief appeals, including that for the Dunalley community in 2013.

This year, the funds will benefit the Australian Catholic Church’s international aid and development agency, Caritas Australia, which conducts an annual Lenten appeal, Project Compassion. The 2017 appeal and tomorrow’s event, will carry the theme, Love your neighbour.

The day will also involve House, social and sports activities aimed at building House and College spirit.

This will also be the first whole College event for GYC’s new Principal, Mr Craig Deayton. Mr Deayton who has come to GYC from Sacred Heart College is only the third Principal in the 22-year history of the College.


Student leaders from both Campuses put together a short “tutorial” video on hope to participate in tomorrow’s House Challenge, TUNNEL BALL!