Specialist school gets special chair

By Charmayne Allison

ECHUCA Inner Wheel Club has donated $1500 to Echuca Specialist School.

The generous funds will go straight to a special sensory chair for students, which will be used long after the school’s anticipated move to new premises.

‘‘The chair will rock back and forth, helping a number of students to keep calm, self-regulate and refocus on schooling,’’ principal Paul Marshall said.

Inner Wheel president Lesley Glover said the recent successful campaign to secure State Government funding for a new school for ESS had made the local club eager to step in and help out.

‘‘While our prime fundraising focus is cord blood research, as part of our charter we need to be involved in the community as well,’’ she said.

‘‘Recent publicity highlighted the need at ESS, so we voted unanimously to support the school in this way.

‘‘We wanted the money to go to something educational, that will always be valuable, even when the school moves.

‘‘And if you give to children’s education, it really is the gift that keeps on giving.’’

Mr Marshall said the school had been blown away by the support from across the community.

‘‘We can’t say thank you enough to the many organisations like Inner Wheel who have gotten behind us and supported us,’’ he said.