Do you remember your first work experience job?
For many Express readers, the words produce painful memories of making tray after tray of tea and coffee, but for one Fylde student, it was a different story this summer.
Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College pupil Julia Munro took time out of school to enjoy her work experience at Lytham Hall, the first student to be shown what goes on at the Grade-I listed venue.
Here she shares her experiences: “This week saw our third outdoor theatre performance, Macbeth, performed by the travelling theatre company Illyria.
“Tuesday evening presented us with almost perfect weather for the outstanding performance.
“I’ve done a variety of jobs this week, which have been tailored to my creative side and for my love of performing arts.
“Creating feedback forms and informative posters were the first few tasks I was introduced to.
The posters were used at the ‘Flower Power Plant Fair’ held at the Hall on Sunday, which was another successful event.
“I’ve also assisted outdoor plays organiser Julian Wilde with the preparation of this week’s outdoor theatre performance, during which I was able to greet the 420 audience members with leaflets, showing them the arrangements for the evening, as well as handing out feedback forms.
“These later showed 95 per cent of the audience had visited Lytham Hall before, and a further half of the audience heard about the event through a Lytham Hall leaflet. I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the evening.
“As Lytham Hall is home to around 78 acres of park land, of course, I could not go the full week without being encouraged to help the garden volunteers rake the front lawn, but luckily enough the sun was shining, so overall it was a pleasant experience.
“During the week I spent any free time reading up about the history of the Hall, while on Friday I was able to put my knowledge to the test, when I was invited to assist some of the public through the Hall.
“Overall, my experience working at the Hall this week has been extremely enjoyable, and I would like to say a very large thank you to the staff there for accepting their first work experience pupil.”