I was given a booklet from my school, each day I had a new task. Monday- “make a cup of tea for a co-worker”. Tuesday - “engage in conversation”. I Stopped reading at Wednesday, simply a waste of time. All I can say is that I’ve experienced a lot more than that! When I was told to find my work experience placement the last thing I wanted was to spend a long week behind a desk, and this is the polar opposite of that.
Monday, I spent the day at Crealy with Abi and Bill. It was rather tiering chasing after him all day, went on the log flume so many times we may as well have just stayed on. It was great, and we made the most of the water rides in the sun!
On Tuesday I went to the media session and then the sports session in the afternoon, this made me realise that everyone is very capable of everything that I could do, as long as anyone has the right support they can succeed in anything.
Thursday, I went to the craft session in the tea rooms, we were making a massive rag rug. Everyone worked as a team to: cut fabrics into long strips, others plaited them, and some held onto the ends and pulled them tight to make it easy to work efficiently. Then we spent the evening in the pub. It was great to get to know everyone.
On Friday I went to the music session, we were rehearsing for an upcoming gig the band were playing at, we had a range of different instruments and singers. I also joined in with helping to give back to the community by painting a fence that was in deep need of refurbishment.
I really enjoyed this week with The Turning Tides Project, it really opened my eyes to making our society more equal and accessible and how important that is. I have met some amazing people that have made my work experience unforgettable. Thank you.
Written by Rosie Hargreaves, Published by Jennifer