All aboard the Sunshine coach
A NEW coach will enable students at Toormina High school to broaden their horizons and go beyond the school gate.
Variety - the Children's Charity NSW, presented the school with the keys to a new set of wheels last week, a Sunshine Coach.
This coach will allow students to access the community for a range of different educational opportunities including community programs, work placement and volunteering.
Variety contributed $47,000 towards the coach and the school raised the additional funds needed to make it happen.
"Every child deserves the chance to be involved in every aspect of school life,” said Jason Bourke, NSW regional director Variety - the Children's Charity.
"We are proud to be able to support the students of Toormina High School to be involved in their community and take advantage of every opportunity available to them.”
Toormina High School principal, Paul Humphrey said the Sunshine Coach will allow students to access all that the community has to offer.
"Our school is currently without its own mode of transport, making excursions expensive for families,” Mr Humphrey said.
"The Variety Sunshine Coach will allow our students to access the community, take part in work experience and ensure they can take part in every educational opportunity available to them.
"We are very grateful to Variety - the Children's Charity for their generosity and support.”
Variety provides Sunshine Coaches for schools and organisations that cater for children who have a disability, special needs or disadvantaged. Learn more at variety.org.au