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Hello, my name is Tania and I’m here to talk about my work experience at the Half Moon Theatre. Although I have completed a lot of work that was quite repetitive and slightly boring, I have definitely enjoyed my experience here and I am thankful to the supportive members of staff.
Day 1: Tuesday 11th July
On my first day, I arrived 10 minutes early at 9.50 so I was prepared for the day. I was quite nervous as I didn’t have much of an idea of what I was going to do here. However, as I arrived, I met Beccy and was given a work experience pack which gave me a good understanding of what I was going to do. Still fresh in my memory, I remember feeling a bit anxious to tell Beccy that I have finished reading the pack but finally mustered the courage to do so. Shortly after reading the pack, I was given a task to make a catalogue about plays for young people including the number of characters in the play and a synopsis. This indeed was quite boring but I was very proud to have completed the catalogue. During my lunch break, I went out to eat some lunch and took a lovely break from the work. When I finished my first task which took hours, my next task was to input some data onto a Microsoft Spreadsheet of some surveys completed by children. It was already 4pm and that was the end of my day.
Day 2: Wednesday 12th July
I woke up and it was already 10.00! This set me in a panic mode because I was meant to start work at 10.00. After getting ready, I managed to make it to work at 11.00 and apologised to Euan about my lateness and I also asked if I could make up for my time. Euan was very friendly and gave me a tour of the fascinating building. Some of the rooms were pretty cool and I enjoyed the tour. Thanks, Euan. After the tour, I completed some unfinished work from the day earlier, used the paper cutter to trim some leaflets and was then called to watch a show. The show was called Fairytales Gone Bad and was for a younger audience but it surely entertained me as well as the young children. After my lunch break, I began writing a review for the show I watched. I must admit that I do hate writing. (You can read the review in the link at the end of this page).
Day 3: Thursday 13th July
Today, I started work at 12.30 and an exhibition opening event was going to be held to showcase the artwork of local students. Stephen asked me to take a picture of each painting for the catalogue. This task was fairly relaxing but it was difficult to capture a shot without a glare over the artwork. While visitors attended the exhibition, I began making the catalogue. I’d rather not say much about it but it was extremely tiring. After a few difficulties of not being able to save my work, I left at 6.30.
Day 4: Friday 14th July
Today is my last day of work experience here at the Half Moon Theatre. As I arrived, I began by checking if my work from yesterday was saved. Due to the help of the staff, my work had been saved which I was extremely happy about. With some work left to complete the catalogue, I got started and finished making the catalogue. Beccy then informed me that I could go and watch a show called ‘Josephine’. Whilst I was sitting at the office, waiting for Beccy to call me to the theatre, I could hear sounds coming from the theatre (the show started). Beccy must’ve forgotten to call me to the theatre but I didn’t miss much. The show was incredible and also informative and it was nice seeing the children sharing their ideas about the play.
Tania came to us from Central Foundation Girls’ School (Tower Hamlets) from 11-14 July 2017.