NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian took the shortest of breaks from pandemic fighting this week to say she was humbled and honoured by a kind gesture from the children at Condong’s Possums Community Preschool, Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest has revealed.
“Possum’s Preschool applied for a grant from the NSW Government’s popular Community Building Partnership program to buy a little bus which would allow the children to visit Tweed sites of environmental and or Indigenous significance, and learn about local history and geography,” Mr Provest said.
“When the children were asked to name the vehicle, they settled on “the Gladdy B” in a nod to the Premier and asked me to tell her the wheels go round and round.”
Mr Provest said he texted the information to the NSW Premier who immediately replied that she was humbled and honoured and that the children had made her day.”
“Our political leaders are under enormous pressure in the relentless fight against the spread of COVID-19 and I think it is just wonderful that a bunch of toddlers from Condong were able to offer a moment of relief to our hard working Premier,” Mr Provest said.
“It is also a great idea from the staff at the preschool to teach children in this way about important local heritage,” he concluded.