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Variety Postie Bike Dash to have school stopover

The Dashers are heading our way.
The Dashers are heading our way.

Sixty-two Variety Postie Bike Dashers will enjoy breakfast at The Sir Henry Parkes Memorial Public School on Monday where they will make a donation of outdoor classroom furniture to help these kids reach their full potential.

The school's relieving principal Amanda Rowe says the donation of the garden furniture will be a fantastic addition to the school.

"The outdoor classroom furniture will allow us to create our 'Native Garden Outdoor Classroom'," she said.

"Garden based teaching helps us address many different learning styles and intelligences. The benefits for students will include enhanced learning focus, patience, co-operation, teamwork and social skills along with the practical skills of grown food and sustainability. It will also give our kids a sensory rich change to their classroom environment.

"The whole school community is excited about the upcoming Variety Postie Bike Dash visit."

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After breakfast provided by the school P&C from 7.30-8.30am, the Dashers will continue their adventure through regional NSW to help kids who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs on their Honda CT110 or Honda NBC110 motorcycles.

The six-day charity ride starts in Tamworth and will travel through Tingha, Tenterfield, Tabulam, Casino, Lismore, Coutts Crossing, Glen Innes, Bald Blair and Armidale before arriving back in Tamworth at 12.30pm, Friday 8 November.

Other schools who will benefit from donations from the Variety Postie Bike Dashers are Casino Public School, Tabulam Public School, Bald Blair Public School and Peel High School who will receive donations of equipment and resources to ensure the kids at these schools don't miss out.

The Dashers will also inject more than $15,000 into every town they stop at overnight and more than $4,000 for their lunch stops when they pay for accommodation, food, petrol and incidentals.

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