More Thornton Public School students are learning the drums than ever before thanks to a $15,000 grant. The school is teaching 15 students to play the drums and they are already performing in the community.

The donation from AVID Property Group, which is being released over three years, is making it possible. “Our aim is to give as many students as possible the opportunity to develop an appreciation for the arts, to socialise and work as a team,” assistant principal and band coordinator Petra Yager said.

Year 5 student Tyson Nevin has joined the group and said “expressing myself with music makes me happy”.  Student Logan Hartigan said “mastering the drums is a life skill.”

 Source: Maitland Mercury

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About AVID Property Group

AVID Property Group undertakes industrial and residential development in key growth corridors across Australia. With a pipeline value of $3 billion, our developments encompass broadacre and infill subdivision, incorporating more than 8,500 residential lots and over 640 hectares of industrial land.

AVID Property Group strives to deliver sustainable, community based projects that are progressive and of high quality and well serviced by transport, infrastructure and amenity. Led by highly experienced senior management and development teams with a broad range of expertise, AVID Property Group is able to add significant value at each stage of the project lifecycle. With a record of forming strong relationships, particularly with joint-venture partners, AVID Property Group is committed to extending existing business relationships and developing new opportunities with like-minded individuals, organisations and government.

Figures current as at September 2016