SCHOOLS of Roma received an extra special delivery this week, when Rural Aid’s Gift of Music program came to town.
With arms full of musical instruments, iPads and Lego, volunteers from Gift of Music put smiles on the faces of incredibly appreciative teachers and students.
However, the star of the show was a refurbished French Horn donated to St John’s school.
Their French Horn player has been without an instrument since he was injured in a car accident which also destroyed the horn.
It meant the arrival of a refurbished one was a monumental occasion for the young musician.
Making the donation in Roma on their way to a final destination in Longreach, Rural Aid general manager Wayne Thompson said the charitable trip is all about helping kids realise their potential.
“Gift of Music is about putting instruments in the hands of rural and remote kids,” Mr Thompson said.
“On Wednesday during our visit to Roma, we were so happy that we could deliver a bundle of joy to each of the schools.
“If we can inspire kids in the bush with our work,
we are going to continue doing that for as long as we can.”
Source: The Western Star News