An orchestra from Driffield School visited Holland. Here is their report:
On May 26, 35 students from Driffield School and staff set off at 1a to go to Valkenburg, Holland.
We did two very successful performances - one at Driedlanden maze (the largest maze in Europe) and in Maastricht’s bandstand.
At Maastricht, we built a good crowd who sang along to renditions of Living on a Prayer and Superstition, enjoying our music.
Also, later on in the performance, two street dancers dances along.
We all thoroughly enjoyed the trip and wanted to go back.
We also did a lot of activities including tobogganing, a cable car rise, human table football, bowling, a dance off, laser tag, and a rise in Valkenburg’s caves.
Speaking on behalf of all the students who got to experience this amazing trip we would like to all say a massive thank you to all the staff who looks after us, and a special thank you to Mrs Cooper and Mrs Crossland for organising the trip.
An email received by the Headteacher regarding the Holland trip:
On holiday last week in Germany, we visited Drielanderpunt on a very wet Tuesday. A young man asked us if we were English and said a concert was just about to start inside the restaurant.
We decided to go in for a coffee and to see what was going on - it would get us out of the rain for an hour!
What a surprise for us to find that the Orchestra assembled were English and from Driffield School. We spent a very pleasant hour listening to a wide selection of music and singing - what an unexpected treat!
We would like to pass on our congratulations to all the students and staff involved. We thoroughly enjoyed their performance and they were a credit to your school.
Very best wishes
Liz Sawyer (Mick and Rose Mann)