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REDI.E and Wilcannia Central School partner to reward school kids

1 June, 2021

REDI.E’s Wilcannia Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS) Team has partnered with Wilcannia Central School to reward students with a weekend away in Dubbo.

There were 24 students on the trip, chosen because they had an attendance rate of 85% or higher.

They participated in many wonderful activities - which began with a jam packed half day at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo. They rode bicycles around the circuit and got up close to all the animals - they were even lucky enough to feed the giraffes! 

Following this was Ten Pin Bowling, which included three rounds of intense competition against the reigning champions - the supervisors! Amehlia Whyman was the winner on the night, taking the medal of Strike Series with three strikes in a row - narrowly beating Team Leader Brendon Adams, who scored two strikes in a row.

But it’s fair to say Sunday was the highlight, with the students attending the South Sydney Rabbitohs V Penrith Panthers NRL game at Apex Oval. 

CEO Tracey Shillingsworth came to meet the kids and the supervisors.

‘It was a very positive and wonderful moment for us to see Tracey catching with everyone,’ Brendom Adams remarked.

“The kids get to see that they are supported by our Great Executives and CEO. We really appreciated their time.’

Everyone ended the night with a high class dinner at the Dubbo RSL.

REDI.E would like to acknowledge the hard work and time that RSAS Team Leader, Janelle King and her team put in, to make this weekend so incredibly successful. 

While Ms. King herself would like to acknowledge Sarah Donnerlly and Regina Hunter from Wilcannia Central School and Colin King from Wilcannia Local TAFE. 

REDI.E would also like to thank Wilay Cafe for the wonderful healthy food, Discovery Park Accommodation, Dubbo RSL, Taronga Western Plains Zoo and Dubbo Ten Pin Bowling. 

And of course, without the assistance from Peter Gibbs and Michael Cooper, this wouldn’t happen.

This initiative is funded/supported by the Australian Government.

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