Our team awoke well rested and grateful for the comfortable beds of the Park Drive Motel where we had stayed for the night in Kempsey.
We were also able to enjoy a report in the Daily Examiner, published this morning, of our visit on Tuesday to Clarence Valley Anglican School in Grafton.
The day began with the 2 “old girls” of the team – Niribili and Constance, running from the motel through the main mall of Kempsey, with two of the motel staff running with us. The ladies were incredibly curious and asked many questions about the run. The younger team members were inspired by the willingness of Niribili and Constance to give their best.
The students of Kempsey West school gave some profound answers as to why they were important in spreading the message of peace, including: “So we can remind our parents not to forget to be peaceful”.
The mayor of Kempsey, Liz Campbell then addressed the school and spoke very insightfully and from the heart.
The school visit ended with the planting of a Lilly Pilly Peace Tree.
Chantaya and Carlin helped plant the tree and proudly held the Peace Torch aloft with the Mayor.