Congratulations to all those who featured in the Porirua section of this year’s Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards.
The supreme award went to the Virtuoso Strings Charitable Trust, which has built a talented young orchestra by providing free instruments and tuition to students at low decile schools since 2013.
Orchestra director Liz Sneyd described it as a huge morale boost not only for all the Virtuoso Strings volunteers, but also all the young Virtuoso Strings Orchestra players, who feel they are part of something that makes Porirua proud.
Over the next four years, the Trust is hoping to see senior players develop and move on to tertiary study.
This is as well as starting new cohorts of enthusiastic younger players from Porirua primary schools.
And well done to all those, in particular the Wellington Community Trust and Porirua City Council, for encouraging and supporting the Trust over the last four years.
- Senior Reporter Jared Nicoll
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