BULLIMBAL School was one of the big winners when the annual Variety 4WD Charity Adventure came through Tamworth last week.
The adventure, in its seventh year, left Singleton last Tuesday , stopping in Tamworth and Manilla on the way, before heading on to Coonabarabran, Dubbo, Parkes, Orange and finally Bathurst.
Bill and Cheryl Randall, of Manilla, are adventure regulars and were thrilled to be present when the group donated $3000 worth of audiovisual equipment for the school’s CineLiteracy program.
The two Sony video cameras would replace “an old JVC one”, principal Mal Donald said, and make it a lot easier for students to complete their projects.
The program involves students watching and reading original stories which they then translate into scripts and put onto film, all helping with literacy and a whole range of other developmental skills.
Mr Donald paid tribute to Variety and the adventure participants, saying it was wonderful for them to see some of the students’ films and realise just what the donation meant to the school.
“The were just blown away by what they saw,” he said.