For the past two years, Braes High School have used A.R.D.’s donations to support Dance Showcase events and competitions which has enabled the school to purchase dance, cheer and gymnastic costumes.
A.R.D. have also used their business links to create fantastic opportunities for a number of pupils, including Dance pupils performing with the Scottish Rockettes at the Emirates Arena at a Glasgow Rocks fixture. Further experiences organised have also included Glasgow Rocks professional basketball players and coaches providing coaching sessions with the pupils.
A.R.D. understand the importance of hard work and effort to reach your goals. To highlight this to Braes High School pupils, they donated two prizes for this year’s Awards Ceremony for the Creative & Aesthetic Awards.
Staff members Brendan Smith and Ruth Kelly, who helped create this link with A.R.D. said:
“A.R.D.’s financial support has allowed us to buy costumes for pupils to wear as they perform at a number of national events. The experiences they have also offered our pupils has been unbelievable and has helped create a strong working partnership with a local business. We look forward to this partnership growing over the next few years. All of us at Braes are so grateful for the fantastic opportunities and support they have given our pupils.”
S4 pupil Emma Allan said
“Performing with the Rockettes has really improved my confidence as it was definitely something that was out of my comfort zone. I know that the girls and I had an amazing time and I will always remember this experience.”
Andrew Dawkins, Director of A.R.D. Consultancy, had the following to say about the partnership.
“We are proud to be associated with Braes High school and are delighted that the pupils have benefited from our involvement. We are in a fortunate position to have fostered many partnerships over the years and it’s exciting to see it all come together in a manner that encourages a stronger community ethos for the youth in our area. We look forward to nurturing this partnership and many like it going forward.”