Have a “shuckingly good” time for Kalinda School, who are hosting a Pearl Party on Friday August 11.
The night is to raise much needed funds to update the technology used by students with physical and intellectual disabilities.
The night has gotten “bigger and bigger”, according to Kalinda School’s Principal Angela Sampson.
“We needed a fundraiser, and we felt we needed something a little different from the traditional pie drive, which is great don’t get me wrong, but then I saw this small business “Outback Pearl Girls” and approached them about doing this fundraiser.”
The Outback Pearl Girls, from Darlington Point do live parties, and “were more than happy” to donate 30 per cent of money spent on the night to Kalinda School.
The pearls can come in an array of colours, and can be made into jewellery on the night.
“Alternatively, if people cannot join us, there will be a live feed on Facebook where people can purchase online and their oysters will be shucked live.”
All money raised will be going towards updating the current technology that is vital to supporting the academic and communication needs of all the students.
Mrs Sampson hopes to buy Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) Communication Books, iPads and readers for students.
“We are looking to upgrade the communication technologies used by students, to which there has been an outstanding response from our non-verbal students.”