Saturday 29th May 2010 confirmation came via post that once again Loughries Historical Society's Ulster Scots Summer School grant application had been successful and will be held at Castle Gardens Primary School Newtownards. This will be the fourth year Loughries have hosted the summer school, the previous three have been very, very successful and would be Loughries most exciting and high profile project.
Loughries are very fortunate that 4 x primary school teachers volunteer amongst other, their services at the school and meticulously plan the week’s events. Later this week the leaders will meet at Knott's for tea and sticky buns to prepare and develop their ideas.
The 2009 was a great success, however funding was very tight and it was thought that 2010 summer school may not happen, nevertheless Jim Millar (Director of Education) recognises the quality of Loughries summer school and assured Loughries that adequate funding was available this year and that has proven to be the case.
Loughries would like to put on record their sincerest appreciation to Mr. Jim Millar and Development Officer Mr. Derek Rainey for their hard work and endeavour in making the 2010 Summer School application process a lot more streamlined and efficient.
To recap Loughries Ulster Scots Summer School will be held the week of 26 – 30 July 2010 at Castle Gardens Primary School Bowtown Road Newtownards between 930am and 2.30pm.