Concordia Group Commence 200km Trek in Spain

Friday 20 Apr

A group of 12 members of the Concordia community are on their way to Spain to complete a 200 kilometre walk along the Camino.

The group comprising current and former staff members, students and parents will take 10 days to trek from Astorga to Santiago De Compostela in Spain.

Leading the group is Juanetta Priest, who completed the walk by herself in 2015 and says it is an extraordinary experience that brings inner peace.

“The Camino is a pilgrimage that has been walked by many for over 1,000 years,” Juanetta says.

“It was originally walked by Catholics for religious purposes but today is undertaken by many for spiritual and physical motivations,” she says.

Juanetta says that she met many people on her previous journey who told her that she would return to do it again.

“At first, I was sceptical and believed it would be a once in a lifetime experience that I wouldn’t want to repeat,” she says.

“However, once I returned to Australia, my heart wanted to return and do it again.”

This time, Juanetta will be joined by 11 others and is looking forward to sharing the experience with members of the College community.

The Concordia community wishes the group a safe and enjoyable journey and look forward to hearing about their experiences when they return.