Social Media: Work Experience – Nathan

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Nathan Downer

Social Media: Work Experience

My name is Nathan, I live in Stevenston and attend Auchenharvie Academy. I chose to complete work experience here at Beith Community Trust as I am interested in Social Media and wanted to increase my skills and knowledge. I have gained skills in writing blogs and working on other social platforms whilst also working with other people in an office environment. I feel I was suited to this position as I use multiple social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat to share content and interact with friends. I enjoy using social media as it is a place where you can communicate with people and share things with people with similar interests.

My time at Beith Trust

Monday - I was introduced to staff around the site and completed a quick introduction about myself then made a mind map of my understanding of what social media is and means to me. I started working through the Google Digital Garage course.

Tuesday - For most of the day I was completing the theory of the Digital Garage then made a few mock social media posts about upcoming events at Geilsland.

Wednesday - In the morning I was in the kitchen cooking, we made French onion soup for lunch.

Thursday - I wrote this blog.

Friday - I passed the exam on The Fundamentals of Digital Marketing and then finished off this blog.

New Social Media Assistant: Andrew

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Social Media is a powerful tool in a modern, information technology society. The words of one can be seen by hundreds, thousands or even millions of people. To understand social media is to understand people and what appeals to them. I chose this career path as it lines up more with my views and what I enjoy. From Facebook to Reddit, I’ve scoured the internet for everything: basic knowledge to dogs doing funny things. I’ve tried my hand at some aspects of internet content creation and media but now I’ve decided to make it a career choice and further my experience in a professional environment. I’ve written articles for websites, made videos for live-streams and YouTube and I am an Editor for a website but I’ve never been paid for these things, only ever repaid with experience, arguably just as valuable.

Coming to Beith Community Development Trust will allow me to gain new experience in a new setting with new people for a new cause. A cause that I am interested in as it affects so many people in Scotland and even in the rest of the UK. With many high street shops shutting down in smaller towns, we’re seeing more and more people take their money to bigger towns like Glasgow and Ayr or even online. With a lack of shops in local towns comes a decrease in income which leads to a whole host of other problems.

Aimed at ensuring Beith does not fall and is lifted up from the shadows, Beith Community Development Trust is dedicated to ensuring that Beith continues to grow on its own merits and successes, allowing Beith to return to its proud heritage and that is something I agree with and wish to support.

Social Media Work Experience:

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Social Media Assistant Work Experience

My name is Emma Bishop. And for my work experience I chose to be a social media assistant with the Beith Trust at Geilsland estate.

Social media

My main social media account is my Instagram. I really like Instagram more than I like other social Medias because it’s free, easy to use, and everyone has it. I use social media to keep in touch with friends and family and also to help with my homework.

 The estate itself

Luckily we had lovely, bright weather that helped with the lighting in my photographs but it was mainly thanks to the amazing scenery on the estate.

Why i wanted to do this

I wanted to do this because social media has been a big part of my life also because of my love of journalism as well as my love for photography. This (or something similar to this) to this would be an ideal carer choice for my future.

What i did during my time here

Monday- On the first day I took most of the pictures shown and I had a basic introduction on how things work around here.

Tuesday- on Tuesday I recreated newsletters for different events that are coming up. I also made a mind map on social media marketing and finally I did some research for the different types of beers, whiskeys and ciders that will be drank at beer fest.

Wednesday- I spent all day baking! We made a chocolate cheese cake (which didn’t turn out very well), a lemon cake, and 53 fairy cakes as well as 52 lemon cookies. The fairy cakes and cookies are for Friday. Some of the photographs are from this day.

Thursday- I am writing this blog post!

Friday- I will be visiting an old folk’s home and be taking pictures of the tea party they are having in celebration of the royal wedding! I will also be interviewing some of the guests.

“The Art of Cooking” – William Morton

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Cooking is one of the oldest arts and one which has rendered us the most important service in civic life.” – Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)

 Would you like to do a cooking class William, it’s a fundamental skill worth learning.  I gave them that look as if to say ‘are you sure this is a good idea’. My memories of cooking was at School, with a Home Economics Teacher who landed up doing it themselves and filled you more with dread than with confidence.  So the years passed by and even though TV was full of Chefs, celebrity chefs and Bake Offs, the most I had confidence in doing was beans on toast.

The first few weeks I stood back waited for others to do and say what was right, never taking praise as I hadn’t really done anything. However as the months rolled by the reins were loosened, I learnt the most valuable lesson you can.

The only way to truly learn the art of cooking is get stuck in/get your hands dirty and to try it yourself. Even if at times the dishes have been somewhat stronger than recommended by the recipe.  Who can forget the Noodle soup that became Vinegar soup or the dishes with more than a pinch of Coriander, or any other spice that came to hand.

 I can’t say that I’ve went from novice to Gordon Ramsey or Ric Stein in a few months, however with the current group in the Kitchen, it’s become a learning and fun experience   I do have the confidence to at least try and make the dishes, query the use of certain ingredients, suggest alternatives, laugh when it goes wrong and decide to follow my own recipe.  That would explain why my lemon drizzle cake was somewhat harder than the recipe, suggested, but it tasted good and everybody ate it and that makes it a cooking success.

a photo of the fairy doors on the tree that I took on one of the days of my work experience

Emily Nix – Social Media Work Experience

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As a member of the North Ayrshire Youth Council Executive Committee, Greenwood Academy’s Pupil Council and Rights Respecting Schools Group and an Ambassador for the Year of Young People, I’ve found that social media is a vital tool for collecting people’s opinions, advertising events, and telling people how their views are being heard and utilised to take action on the issues that matter most to them.

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Megan Armstrong- Social Media Work Experience- Greenwood Academy

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My name is Megan Armstrong, and I use social media to express myself. The use of social media has been part of my life since joining secondary school as a way to communicate and keep up to date with the larger number of peers I was and still am surrounded by. Since then it has become an important part of everyday life. Social media not only stands for a personal use but a vital part of my school and work.

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Tinkertown

Tinkertown at Beith Astro

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Tinkertown is an inspiring place, a scrap timber village built by children for children (and their families).
Developed in the spirit of authentic ‘Adventure Playgrounds’ and in response to the inaugural Architecture Fringe (Archi-Fringe) Festival, Tinkertown welcomed 200 visitors across four days to the Pollokshields Playhouse in July 2016.

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