Reflecting on work experience at Ideas Test

The logo Stacey created for Youth Community Champions

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to do work experience with us at Ideas Test, now’s your chance to find out! Stacey has just finished six weeks of work experience with us at No34 and she’s worked incredibly hard from start to finish. Here’s what Stacey has to say about her time at Ideas Test.

From doing this work experience I have gained confidence in my work. Ideas Test guided me with my work and before I always thought my work was wrong and I wanted people to keep checking it was right, and now I don’t need to do that because I have confidence in my work.

My first impression of No.34 was an arts organisation that puts arts into the local community.

A typical day of my work experience looked like this: In the mornings I would either do spare jobs e.g. shredding, chalk board design, going to the shops to get milk, envelopes or other things for the office. After that I would have my lunch break, then in the afternoons I would do flyering or work on my Young Community Champions project. Sometimes I would try out the workshops to make sure they would work well the next day.

My hope for the future of Youth Community Champions is that young people have the opportunity to use their voice and make creative clubs in the local area. And that they enjoy it.

I really enjoyed using Canva to design posters and social media posts for my project Young Community Champions. Also putting data into google forms to see the pie chart results at the end.

To me, being creative means being able to express yourself/ your mod by being creative. E.g. dance, drama, singing, rap, painting.

It would amazing if Ideas Test could set up creative clubs for autistic people to come along and make friends.

If I did this work experience again I would make sure that I would learn more about social media marketing e.g. how you choose the photo, what will the caption be, what is the best social media sight to post on, etc.

I would still like to learn more about the future of Young Community Champions after I leave.

This video was created by Stacey to summarise all the work she completed during her work experience. She planned, filmed and edited this in just 2 hours – which is a great achievement!