The Village School kicking goals for kids on the Gold Coast

The Village School

It’s a key initiative of the annual Usher Cup, and a project close to the heart of event co-founders Theodore Vairaktaris and Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew.

Designed to recognise those making a genuine difference to the lives of Gold Coasters in need, the Usher Cup #10forTen charity drive provides each of the selected charities with a $10,000 donation with cheques presented on the final day of the contest.

Serving Our People (SOP) The World Mental Health Organisation, Arcadia College, Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, The Sanctuary, Friends with Dignity, the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation, The Village School, Volunteering Gold Coast, and the Global Awakening Fund are among this year’s recipients.

Wayne and Theodore take time out prior to the contest to visit each charity, gaining a deeper understanding of the amazing work they carry out across the region.

We celebrate the launch of this year’s 10forTen campaign with a visit to The Village School Gold Coast where founding principal Bianca Nuss and her team are literally changing and shaping young lives. 

“Hi, I am Bianca, I am the founding principal of The Village School Gold Coast, and this is my dream.”  

“On the 12th of July 2021 the Village school was born, we have been open for fifteen months only, welcome to our school.”

From the moment he stepped through the doors, Theodore could see that the Village School is making a change for the better.

“These lovely ladies are teaching kids a new dynamic way of teaching through play, through real life experiences and making a hugely positive impact back to the communities that they serve here today.”

For a man who revolutionised competitive surfing, Rabbit immediately identified that the Village School is the way of the future in regard to teaching and education.

“The Village School is revolutionary, I mean this is the way forward for education in Australia, for young children, they have adventures, they go to the beach, I just love what they are doing here.”

Click on the link to show your support and make a donation to this year’s #10forTen charity recipients.

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