St Brendan’s walks against Domestic Violence13 May, 2021
850 St Brendan’s College students and staff march to take a stand against domestic violence
St Brendan’s College held its fourth annual Walk against Domestic Violence, Friday 7 May. Staff and students walked together in unity to bring awareness throughout the Capricorn Coast and beyond.
The 850 strong student and staff contingent walked in solidarity against domestic, family and sexual violence as one of the largest collectives of men in Central Queensland.
As sons, brothers and future husbands and fathers, students united under the ‘Not Now Not Ever’ message in the hope of bringing awareness to this insidious issue plaguing communities across the nation. The event occurred alongside the College’s Edmund Rice Feast Day and aims to ensure the anti-violence message and the importance of service and justice is taken from the schoolyard and into the community, emanating the Edmund Rice Touchstone of Justice and Solidarity.
Walking from Adelaide Park Road through the township of Yeppoon, to the main beach Amphitheatre students heard from Livingstone Shire Mayor Andy Ireland and MP Brittany Lauga among the collective of speakers before continuing along the foreshore in support of the cause which effects the lives of many families.
Walk coordinator St Brendan’s College Assistant Principal – Identity, Mr Shane Peers, said “This is an important responsibility and cause which the College continues to support. Teaching positive actions to assist in ending violence, we aim to ensure that our boys become strong advocates for healthy relationships.”
The College continues to support this cause in their day-to-day Catholic teachings of faith, respect and love to ensure that all students are instilled with these values to carry them through life.
St Brendan’s College is the leading choice for boys’ education in Central Queensland, a Catholic day and boarding school catering for young men from Years 7 to 12. For more information, please visit www.stbrendans.qld.edu.au