Thursday, 6 March 2014
“I always knew I wanted to work in theatre and had managed to secure some work experience on a casual basis.
“When the apprenticeship came up I jumped at the chance and am so proud of what I have achieved; I’ve met and worked with so many great people and I have learnt so much; I give tours of the theatre, work with the Youth Theatre and create and deliver workshops for young people.
Bethany, now finance assistant at the 135-year-old theatre, added:
“The thing is I always loved maths too, so to now be doing the two things I love in one job is amazing! Being an apprentice was a great experience for me and one that has forged the start of my career.”
Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council’s executive member for leisure and skills, said:
- A video featuring Grace and Bethany alongside other apprentices can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjENdvbe2c4
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Posted by Leeds City Council press office at 10:53
Caption: The Commonwealth flag will be raised at Leeds Civic Hall (pictured), Leeds Town Hall and Morley Town Hall on March 10 at 10am.
The Commonwealth flag will be raised proudly in Leeds next week as part of a day of celebrations throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man to mark Commonwealth Day.
This will form part of Commonwealth Day, which will see 500 flags raised by local authorities, civic dignitaries, communities and charities in locations across the British Isles at 10am on Monday 10 March 2014.
In Leeds, three flags will be flown with pride at Leeds Civic Hall, Leeds Town Hall and Morley Town Hall.
A specially written message of ‘good wishes’ from Her Majesty The Queen along with the Commonwealth Affirmation will also be read out at by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Thomas Murray, on the steps of Leeds Civic Hall as part of a ceremony to mark the day from 9.50am, before the raising of the flag at 10am.
For more details on the flag ceremonies, please see: http://www.flyaflagforthecommonwealth.co.uk/ for more details.
The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Thomas Murray said:
"We are extremely honoured as a city to be taking part in this event on March 10 that will see the Commonwealth flag raised in unison at locations across the British Isles at 10am.
"This is a great opportunity to mark the diversity and respect that exists between the people of countries in the Commonwealth, and I hope that the people of Leeds will be able to join me on the steps of the Civic Hall as we raise the flag with pride."
For media enquiries, please contact;
Colin Dickinson, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 39 51578
Posted by Leeds City Council press office at 10:00