Funny Girls raise the curtain for Learn at Work Week

Funny Girl Amber make her entrance

BLACKPOOL’S Funny Girls were at Blackpool Victoria Hospital to launch the start of Unison’s Learning at Work Week.

The dancers surprised unsuspecting visitors and staff by performing a medley from hit show Dream Girls.

Funny Girls with Bev and Jane

Funny Girls with Bev and Jane

Funny Girls Business Development Manager Alex Lonorgan said: “We are really pleased to open Learning at Work Week and perform out in the community.

“As far as I am aware, this is the first time we have performed in a hospital.

“Should anyone want to catch the full show here in Blackpool, Funny Girls is open six nights a week.”

The dance extravaganza made way for a series of events and courses that were open to all staff.

These included things like cake decorating, calligraphy, creative writing and understanding yourselves, your colleagues and working better together. The week ended with a photo booth which was incorporated in the Dementia Awareness Day on May 19.

Learning at Work Week’s calligraphy class – one of many classes available to staff.

Learning representative Jane Eyre said: “Learning At Work Week (LAWW) is very important because it is a chance to engage all staff in learning activities that they wouldn’t normally engage in and hopefully motivates them to carry on learning.

“It is an opportunity to re-enforce a commitment to learning for staff and also help make the Trust a “Great Place to Work” by allowing staff the time to attend learning activities.

“By attending workshops during LAWW, it also allows staff to meet people from different departments and areas that they wouldn’t normally meet.

Lead UNISON representative Chris Tucker with Learning Representatives Jane and Bev at their Alice in Wonderland- themed photo booth.

“We felt, that despite the Cyber Attack, all our events were very well attended.   We have had some excellent feedback which makes it all the more worthwhile and we are looking forward to starting to plan next year’s week!”

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