Aberdeen-based RAM Tubulars has unveiled a dynamic partnership with local charity Sport Aberdeen to sponsor a new ‘Learn to Ski School Programme’ at its dry slope, Adventure Aberdeen Snowsports Centre.

The exciting new sponsorship will provide local children in Primary 5 the chance to take part in free ski lessons at the snowsports centre in Garthdee.

There is capacity for 20 Primary 5 classes to take part each year for the next three years, with an influx of schools having already expressed an interest.

More than 500 children from 15 schools spread across Aberdeen are now signed up to receive a block of three lessons, lasting for two hours at a time.

Designed for beginners and held on the beginner slope, children will learn the basics of skiing and techniques, working towards linked snowplough turns.

RAM Tubulars’ Managing Director Jim Stewart chose to sponsor the programme having learned to ski himself as a pupil at Woodside School and understanding first-hand the benefits of the sport.

Children at the participating schools may not have otherwise had the chance to learn to ski, so the programme presents a unique opportunity for them to try something new, enhance their social skills and have fun.

The first block of lessons will kick off on April 26.

Graeme Dale, Head of Sport and Active Communities, said: “We are delighted that RAM Tubulars has chosen to sponsor our new ‘Learn to Ski School Programme’, providing local children with the opportunity to take part in free ski lessons.

“Skiing is a great sport for improving balance and coordination as well as a means to have fun in a social environment and gain more confidence along the way.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for local children and we are hugely grateful to RAM Tubulars for the sponsorship.”

Jim Stewart, Managing Director at RAM Tubulars, said: “Putting something back into the community is really important to me, and RAM Tubulars has supported a variety of worthy sporting causes over the years. We’ve built up a business based on identifying new opportunities, and I like to apply this ethos to community projects too, opening doors to new opportunities for personal development.”

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