Business buys into live performance for schools

Callum HunterSouth Western Times
The new partnership will provide financial support to BREC in delivering its education program.
Camera IconThe new partnership will provide financial support to BREC in delivering its education program. Credit: South Western Times

More than 2500 local school students are set to benefit from a new partnership between Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre and Scope Business Imaging.

The new partnership will provide financial support to BREC in delivering its Education Program, a program executive director Fiona De Garis said would enable students to “experience the transformative power of live performance” including theatre, music, dance and circus.

“It’s a program of about seven shows for kindy to Year 7 and seven shows for secondary students,” she said.

“The vast majority of them will have some sort of workshop attached to them which are complimentary, as well as for the first time, free professional learning workshops for teachers.

“We were very pleased to welcome Scope Business Imaging on board as our new education partner.”

BREC released the entire 2019 program last year for schools and community groups to book for in advance, a move that has resulted in more than 2000 students booked in to see a performance this calendar year, up from 600 in 2018.

On top of the access to live performances, students and community members will have access to a series of creative workshops run by teachers and industry professionals, specifically curated to support the curriculum.

Scope Business Imaging regional sales and service manager Brad Morgan said the company had partnered with BREC before and it was more than likely they would do so again.

“We thought it would be good to go forward with this because of our involvement with education in Bunbury,” he said.

“It’s about giving back to the community and education, getting involved locally.

“We understand the importance of holistic education for our children, who will be the leaders and the innovators of the future.”

Ms De Garis added she thought it was important all businesses in the region worked together and collaborated to grow the local community.

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