Published on: 13 June 2019


Our Year 10 students welcomed the opportunity to hear from two inspirational, former distance runners – Julius Achon and Eloise Wellings.

During the talk, Julius shared his passion for running and following his dreams despite significant setbacks in life. His passion for running and determination led him to America on an athletic scholarship and then onto the Olympics.

Julius was born and raised in Uganda, kidnapped as a young child and forced to live and work as a child soldier before escaping from Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA)

“Remarkable stories like such not only give our students a wider global perspective, but an opportunity to develop understanding and empathy,” explains the Director for The Wynne Centre of Boys’ Health and Wellbeing, Mr Liam Casson.

“The boys walked away inspired by messages of resilience, hope, faith, forgiveness, humility and service leadership.”

If you are interested in learning more about Julius’ remarkable story, watch this video.

Thank you to The Wynne Centre for Boys’ Health and Wellbeing for organising this opportunity.