On the 1st of September 2017 members of East Kilbride Rotary Club were delighted to hear how their support had helped enabled the Duncanrig Secondary School Concert Band and Choir to arrange a summer tour to Holland.
Three of the participants, pupils Molly Fairley, Brea Jenkins, and Heather Gildie accompanied by the trip organiser, Mrs Jane Ramsay, Head of Music and Drama at the school, had lunch with Club members and then gave a presentation on their trip 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 gained, had been one of the significant benefits of the tour.
The pupils also reported on their fund raising 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.