Rotary treats kids to day out

Enjoying their day out
Enjoying their day out

Last Wednesday, the Rotary Clubs of Castle Douglas, Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbright and Newton Stewart held a special day out for kids with special needs from the Schools in the West Area of the South West Rotary District 1020.

57 kids with 29 carers and teachers attended the event and 19 Rotarians from the 4 clubs acted as stewards and helpers during the day. The weather was superb so the outdoor activities Go Boing, Adventure Playground, Pond Dipping and Tractor rides were all very popular, while the indoor play areas the Pirate Ship and Smugglers Warren were also enjoyed by the kids.

A splendid lunch was served in the Burger Barn and the helpers took full advantage of the sunshine out on the veranda, while the day was rounded off by everyone enjoying a special Cream o’ Galloway ice cream.

Rotary Kids Out has been an annual event in District 1020 for many years, mainly at Barony College, but the numbers have grown so much that it was decided to run separate outings for the East and West Areas. This part of Scotland is well known for its excellent support for children with special needs and this event fits in well with the aims and objectives of all the schools in this part of Dumfries and Galloway.

The organising Rotary Clubs would like to thank the Cream O’Galloway and the participating schools for making this event such a great success.