Rotary boosts Nether­lands tour

Dun­can­rig pupils re­port back to club about their trav­els

East Kilbride News - - CLUB NEWS - Ray Por­relli

Mem­bers of East Kil­bride Rotary Club were re­cently de­lighted to hear how their support had helped Dun­can­rig Sec­ondary’s con­cert band and choir to ar­range a sum­mer tour to the Nether­lands.

Three of the par­tic­i­pants – pupils Molly Fair­ley, Brea Jenk­ins and Heather Gildie – ac­com­pa­nied trip or­gan­iser Jane Ram­say, head of mu­sic and drama at the school, and had lunch with club mem­bers.

There fol­lowed a pre­sen­ta­tion on their ex­cur­sion which in­volved pub­lic recitals in Ripon (en route), Delft, No­ord­wijk and Eftel­ing.

How­ever, the girls also had some leisure time; tour­ing the canals of Am­s­ter­dam and vis­it­ing its dun­geon where they were scared and en­ter­tained by real-life char­ac­ter ac­tors who told the hor­ri­ble his­tory of the city.

All the band and choir mem­bers had en­joyed the ca­ma­raderie of the trip, with sev­eral year age groups in­volved, and this, apart from the cul­tural knowl­edge which had been gained, was con­sid­ered one of the sig­nif­i­cant ben­e­fits of the tour.

The pupils also re­ported on their fundrais­ing ef­forts which helped pay for the tour and ac­knowl­edged the financial support given by both rotary clubs in the town.

Dur­ing the vote of thanks, Ro­tar­ian Kath Shanks com­mented on the high qual­ity of the pre­sen­ta­tion by the girls and the value of the mem­o­ries they had gained from the tour.

The club was pleased that its support had been of use in pro­vid­ing ben­e­fit to all the pupils who toured.

Tales from the tour From the left is East Kil­bride Rotary Club pres­i­dent Les­lie Irvine, Dun­can­rig Sec­ondary’s Jane Ram­say, Heather Gildie, Brea Jenk­ins and Molly Fair­ley and Ro­tar­ian Kath Shanks

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