Variety’s gift allows Bingara Central School to get mobile

June 26, 2013

Students from Bingara Central School are now able to get out and about in the community thanks to a generous donation from Variety – the Children’s Charity NSW of a 12 seater Ford Transit Coach.

The official presentation will be made to the school this Thursday June 27 from 2.30pm, with parents, students and sponsors set to be in attendance at the special assembly.

Bingara Central School has 210 students from Kindergarten to year 12 and the new bus will be used to transport the children to local, regional and state educational, sport and extra-curricular activities.

Principal, Mark Vale explains, “This is the first bus our school has acquired and it has already broadened the opportunities for our students. In the short time we’ve had it our students have travelled to Inverell, Narrabri, Tamworth and Armidale for everything from sporting events to math competitions and theatre performances. Prior to receiving the bus we relied on parents and staff to transport small groups of students or they simply missed out because opportunities could not be accessed.”

In addition to Variety, other generous sponsors that have made the donation possible for the school include GrainCorp, New England Mutual, Barry’s Motors Inverell, Bingara Central School’s own Canteen Committee and the P and C.

The Bingara Central School Sunshine Coach brings the total number of coaches funded nationally by Variety to 1231. Variety brings sunshine to the lives of thousands of children each year through their Sunshine Coaches. Special schools and other organisations have been the grateful recipients, transporting children to their daily activities and other special life experiences. It is with ongoing initiatives such as this that allow disadvantaged children across Australia new educational and extra-curricular opportunities.