Rotary boosts Netherlands tour
Duncanrig pupils report back to club about their travels
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