Christmas is over and I am happy to be back at work. We started the first week back at work with a BANG and I hosted a volunteers party for all the staff members and volunteers that have contributed to 20Twenty throughout 2017 and celebrate everyones dedication to the organisation. The volunteer party was lots of fun, especially when the games began. We played Charades, Pictionary, Act it out and so many other games that had proven to be so much fun for all the volunteers. I’m now looking forward to the youth theatre sessions that are starting up again tomorrow and will keep you updated on my journey at 20twenty throughout 2018!
My last day at work until Christmas break!! I had a lovely conversation with my boss today and we were talking about my past 2 months working at 20Twenty productions. I had confessed that I have finally reached the stage at work in which I can efficiently and confidently work individually with no problem and no constant requesting of help due to confusion or even the nervousness of doing something wrong. I believe I have completely adapted to my work and I know what to do and how to do something in any situation I am put in.
Although I’m excited for my Christmas break and for me to stuff my face with so much food, I’m slightly upset that I won’t be at work. This is because I do really love my work and 20Twenty productions has become a huge part of my life. I am one of the very few that loves there job and I know I will miss being in the office and especially the youth theatre sessions. However, I am going to use this break to my advantage and come back in January ready to go
Have a Merry Christmas!!
Yesterday I managed my first project for 20Twenty! I was very nervous and excited about the Winter Wonderland workshop as I wanted it to go really well. The results of the workshop were great and better than I was expecting which I am very pleased about. Something I have learnt this weekend about managing this project is that everything isn’t going to go exactly how you have planned but the skill is to just work around the problem. At first, I would feel threatened by any minor issue or incident and would therefore turn to another member of staff for recommendations. However, throughout the event I learnt that I couldn’t keep relying on other people to solve the issues that needed to be faced and I started to make my own decisions which proved to be a good choice.
Overall I had a great time at the Winter Wonderland workshopand I am extremely happy with the results from the event. I can’t wait to start organising and managing my next project.
During these past couple of weeks I have learnt some really important life lessons that will not only help me at work but life as well. I have learnt that it is okay to ask for help or assistance if it is needed and if I am stuck on what I am doing. I have always believed that asking for help shows weaknesses and suggests that you lack in skill. This belief was caused by my stubbornness and my desire to have the ability to do anything and everything perfectly by myself . During my time at 20Twenty Productions I have come to realise that you need to ask for help from others in order to progress and this doesn’t mean that you are incapable or weak, it just means that you are still learning and sometimes help is required to save time and have the best result.
Last week was one busy, enjoyable and stressful week. I tried things that I have never done before and was surprisingly good at it. For example, on Monday the 20th November, Cavalry Primary School came to the March Town Hall to complete their filming project of Fantastic Mr Fox. I had the job of face painting the children and I personally am not great at art, however I was really surprised to see that the face painting looked really good, especially considering the amount of time I had to do each child’s face paint. Even the teachers decided they wanted to be apart of the fun and asked by faceprint as well. Last week was also filled with organising and planning the rest of Winter Wonderland which is on the 3rd of December and making sure everything is perfect. I am really nervous for the Winter Wonderland workshop because I want it to be really good and enjoyable for the children , but I’m obviously really excited for it at the same time. Hopefully everything will go smoothly and nothing will go wrong. Fingers Crossed!
This week has been very practical and enjoyable, especially last Monday when the 20twenty staff visited Cavalry Primary School. The children showcased their acting abilities in front of their year 3 class with very little shyness or lack in self confidence. I found this amazing and quite inspiring that the children were not affected by nerves of performing in front of their fellow class mates and they just enjoyed themselves.
The main thing I learnt from this experience is that although some people may say they don’t want to participate, this isn’t always the case and some people need to be motivated in a different way or they need to feel like they are in control of the situation. Overall I have so far really enjoyed this Fantastic Mr Fox filming project and I am looking forward to next Monday when we continue working hard on this project.
This week has really opened my eyes and helped me realise how hard it is to organise an event. Although I have really enjoyed organising different projects and had so much fun by letting my creativity roam wild, I have come to realise that it is a lot of responsibility to be in charge of a project and there is a lot more things/details to consider when planning an event. However this experience has defiantly helped me grow and I am really looking forward to the Winter Wonderland workshop as well as the other projects I may be planning in the future.