Dear Pamela and all of Take 2 Crew:
Thank you so much for deciding to give me the Ruby Ayoub scholarship this year! I really never thought that my name would be called out for such a big award and I was so honoured to be holding the trophy particularly as Ruby was in my school, the Lycée Français d’Irlande. Sadly I never got to meet her but my friends all told me what a lovely girl she was.
I love Take2 so much as every week it means I can get up on a Saturday morning knowing that I am going to learn something new that is always fun, whether it’s singing, dancing or acting. I’m always sad when its over as I have to wait another 7 days till my next lesson. I’ve also made so many new friends.
Every year Take2 have an amazing Show in the Pavilion Theatre. Last year we did a mix of different plays – The Lion King, Newsies, Hairspray and Sister Act. Also every year we take part in the Muscial Theatre feis. You do a bunch of different competitions and its really fun. I normally do the Improvisation and the MusicalTheatre ones because those are really enjoyable. I cant wait to do it again
I am really looking forward to the new year and another great end of year performance.
So I wish everyone a really fun year and hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Thank you again,
Dear Pamela & all the Take 2 Crew,
Thank you all so much for awarding me the ‘Ruby Ayoub Scholarship’ this year. I am honoured to have been chosen in Ruby’s memory.
I honestly couldn’t believe it when my name was called out. I just felt so happy. I joined Take 2 Musical Theatre classes at the very start in 2010 and I still absolutely love going to class every Saturday, it really brightens up my week. We learn something new in every class, from staging, singing techniques and cool dance moves. I’ve made lots of new friends from different schools and we have great fun especially at rehearsals for our end of year show. I love to dance, sing and act and it was great this year to be part of the Junior Dance Crew as we got to learn lots of new dance routines. We also get to go on trips to different musicals in the theatres in Dublin. This year we went to see ‘Grease’, I loved all the singing and dancing and it was great to do some of these scenes in our end of year Show ‘Do You Remember’.
Thank you so much to everyone for making our classes such fun – can’t wait to find out what our next show will be all about.
Lots of hugs
I wish to be considered for Ruby’s Scolarship
it wouldn’t be smart, this opportunity to skip.
Take2 means so much, I always want to go,
because every week it helps, my confidence to grow.
In September I’m nervous, full of silly fears,
by showtime I’m excited, holding back the tears.
September I’m shy, feeling really tense,
by showtime I’m bursting with new found confidence.
September I’m akward with a clunky set of hooves,
by showtime I’m slick, ‘bustin’ out the moves!
September I’ve a script, but am shaky with no flow,
by showtime I’m performing a sparkling new show!!
By Clodagh Rolland
Take2 means everything to me. I am so happy to have received the ‘Ruby Take2’ Scholarship 2014-2015. Ever since I joined over three years ago it has been the highlight of my week, every week! I particularly love the ‘dance crew’ because every week we come together and come up with new dance routines and then compete in dance competitions.
This year we had an amazing trip to London’s West End to see ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘Billy Elliot’. We also went to Pineapple Studios and did a singing workshop with a cast member of Phantom of the Opera and a dance workshop with a cast member from Elliot. We also visited the Globe & Royal Theatre, Drury Lane. I really hope to go back again next year to see more shows. It’s an annual trip!
At the end of each year we put on a fantastic musical. . With the exception of Christmas Eve this is the best night of my year! I adore all of the fun, excitement, nerves and friendship that putting on a musical brings.
Take2 has really helped my confidence and has added so much to my life!
Thank you so much for awarding Emily with Ruby’s scholarship for this academic year.
Both Jim and I are absolutely thrilled for Emily. Take2 means the world to her. Saturday afternoons are without doubt the highlight of her week and in between is spent rehearsing and belting out tune after tune in her bedroom practising for the week ahead. She has really has learnt so much at Take2 over the last few years and is already getting excited in anticipation of this year’s show.
It is a great honour to be chosen in Ruby’s memory. I know that Emily will fulfil this role to her very best ability and will have Ruby in her thoughts throughout.
We will, of course, make a donation to The Ruby Ayoub Trust Account. Such a gorgeous little girl, who should have had her whole life ahead of her.
With very best wishes
Ciara & Jim Gallagher
I could not believe my ears when you called out my name, I was in complete
I am over the moon and I am extremely grateful that you chose me this year.
I love every second of Take2 &t his is a lovely way to keep Ruby’s memory
I am so honoured and thankful,
We were so delighted and proud when we heard that Lucy had won Ruby’s scholarship. We remember when she showed us her letter of application, which she wrote late one night in bed and we thought to ourselves how much she loves Take2.
She enjoyed the show last April so much and was waiting all summer for Take2 to resume. She was totally bowled over by the award and it has made her so happy. The confidence she has gained over the years with Take2 affects every part of her life and for this we owe you a big thanks. Of course we think of Ruby and her parents and imagine that, like Lucy, Saturday would have been the high point of her week also and how very lucky Lucy is to be able to do what she loves. We will keep Ruby’s memory alive and will make a donation to her fund towards meningitis research. So, rest assured, Lucy will enthusiastically take over from Niall as this years “scholar” and we wish everyone in Take2 all the very best for the coming year.
With many thanks,
Henry and Jean
I am honoured and proud to be this years Ruby Ayoub scholar. I think it is really sad what happened to Ruby and I feel that the scholarship is a great way to remember her. I am very happy, as I love going to Take2 and I will work really hard every Saturday.
Thank you very much,
Congratulations to Niall Meagher who has been awarded the 2011/2012 Ruby Ayoub Scholarship
Take2’ Performing Arts School are delighted to offer one lucky student a scholarship for the academic year 2011-2012.
We would welcome & encourage all our students to apply, all you have to do is to write in 100 words or less why you feel you should be considered.
Please email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org before June 30th.
Or post to – Take2, 28 Beech Park Road, Foxrock, Dublin 18.