Coach helps meet variety of needs

Variety CEO David Sexton, Revesby Workers Club director Dennis Hayward, Variety board member Henry Eggers, Broderick Gillawarna principal Karen McDonell, Revesby Workers Club director Christine Benham and Broderick Gillawarna assistant principal Aaron Gardner with the new bus.

Story appeared in: Torch | January 2nd, 2018

A REVESBY school for children with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities, autism and physical disabilities has been officially presented a new 'Sunshine Coach' to ensure students don't miss out on important educational opportunities.
The Sunshine Coach will allow students at Broderick Gillawarna School to access the community for a range of different educational opportunities including community programs, work experience and integration with other schools.
Variety has contributed $31,000 towards the coach, thanks to the generosity of supporters, the Lambert family. The school raised the additional funds needed with the support of Revesby Workers' Club.
Variety CEO David Sexton said every child deserves the chance to be involved in all aspect of school life.
"We are proud to be able to support the students of Broderick Gillawarna School to be involved in their community and take advantage of every opportunity available to them," he said.
Broderick Gillawarna School principal, Karen McDonell said the Sunshine Coach will allow students to access all that the community has to offer.
"The Sunshine Coach will give our students the ability to access the community and take part in valuable learning opportunities," she said.
Variety provides Sunshine Coaches for schools and organisations that cater for children living with disabilities, chronic illness, geographic isolation and financial hardship.

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