THE kids from Windsor Park Public School’s special needs class have some brand new bikes to play with, thanks to the folks at Windsor RSL.
Lead by board member Ross Ryan, the RSL donated a set of four trikes, along with three three-wheeled scooters, to the value of $2360.
Mr Ryan sometimes drives the Windsor Park kids to school on the bus, and decided to approach his fellow directors and management for a club grant for the bikes.
“Earlier last year we also bought them a benchtop stove and hotplate set – real ones so they can do their cooking lessons – valued at $500,” Mr Ryan said.
“The school really needed these things and so we’ve been able to take a lot of the pressure off them. We like to work with a lot of the schools in the local area.”
Support class teacher Victor Galea said the new bikes and scooters have replaced an old set which were outdated and broken.
The school runs a physical fitness program for all pupils, and part of the program involves bike-riding to help develop their balance, coordination and motor skills.
“It’s a big deal for us because we can’t afford to buy those sorts of things for the kids,” said Mr Galea.
“The kids love them, they absolutely love them. It’s the first thing they run out for at recess and lunchtime now!
“Thank you very much to Windsor RSL from the kids and the staff. It’s absolutely wonderful. They weren’t the cheapest thing to buy, either. But it’s all for the kids.”