Hi everyone! I’m Maya, a secondary school student that’s been welcomed into Punk Me Up Ceramics Cafe for a two week work experience, so I can get away from my sheltered education and find out what the real working world is like!
First of all, I would like to tell you all how absolutely lovely the staff here are. Everyone’s been super nice and friendly to me, and helped me settle in. My first couple of days were spent getting to know the people who work here, how the cafe works and where everything goes. I was put to work immediately; performing small tasks such as unloading and loading the dishwashers, fetching things from around the shop and collecting the delicious pastries from Aneto cafe, all of which helped me learn my way around the cafe.
Then, on Wednesday (when the shop is closed) I was given the mission of revamping a chair to make it look fabulous again. I was given free reign over what the chair looks like. Naturally, I was eager to get started right away, so I began plotting what artistic skulduggery I could do. After a little research into Punk Me Up birthday parties, a bit of sketching and a lot of creative brooding, I finally came up with a few ideas. After consulting my co-workers, we came up with a final design which I’ve been working on since.
While there have been some ups and downs, I have had an amazing time in what is by far the best work experience I’ve ever heard of, and hope to thoroughly enjoy my last two days here.
We loved having Maya here and we hope she will pop in and say hello again soon! You can see the finished chair pride of place in our party room. Don’t forget to give us a call on 02077326688 if you want your little one to sit on the party chair on their special day! Check out our party packages and themes to see which one your little punk would enjoy most.