School students from across drought-affected NSW have the opportunity to take a break and spend a night with the stars.
The first ‘Wish Upon a Star’ initiative will bring 150 students from drought affected schools to see the Schools Spectacular and enjoy a fun weekend away.
Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell encouraged principals to nominate students for this trip which will be a no-cost treat to families battling the unrelenting drought.
“We want to give 150 kids a fun weekend to take their minds off the challenges of the drought for a few days,” said Sarah.
The students will travel from hubs at Dubbo, Tamworth and Wagga Wagga on Friday, 22nd November to stay at Sport and Recreation Centres at Narrabeen, Broken Bay and Berry, and attend the Schools Spectacular matinee on Saturday, 23rd November. They will also visit the beach for a swim and try water sports and other activities.
Nominations close today through the Department of Education. Schools can nominate up to four drought-affected students.