A new face is joining the team at St George’s Guildhall and Creative Hub in King’s Lynn.
Jane Hamilton is the new Learning and Engagement Officer and is excited to take on the new role.
Originally from Gayton, she said: “Being a local girl, I strongly feel that the rich heritage of King’s Lynn should be enjoyed by the local community. I am looking forward to building strong connections with local schools and community groups to bring the history of St. George’s Guildhall alive for the next generation, but also to ensure that they themselves are a part of the continuing story of the Guildhall. The learning programme I am developing will align with the ambitious and exciting vision underpinning the regeneration plan. There will be engaging schools workshops, collaborative projects and fun family activities.
“After 13 years of teaching, I made the decision to pursue my dream of working in heritage education, and if I can inspire the young people of King’s Lynn to feel as passionate and excited about the local heritage as I do, then I feel I will have achieved something very special.”
Jane grew up in Gayton and attended secondary school in King’s Lynn. After completing her undergraduate degree in Heritage Management at Bangor University and a PGCE in Primary Education at the University of East Anglia she began teaching in local Norfolk schools. During this time, she welcomed her three daughters into the world and settled with her family near Dereham. She is currently studying for a postgraduate degree in Museum Education with Glasgow University, alongside volunteering as a girlguiding leader.
Vicky Etheridge, Vice Chair of the Town Deal Board and Project Champion, said: “As the new Town Deal Board Champion for the St George’s Guildhall project, welcoming Jane to the team feels like a huge step forward. The Guildhall has such a magnificent heritage and so many stories to share, I am really looking forward to seeing how these will be creatively brought to life for people, especially young people, to enjoy.”
The Guildhall is the country’s oldest working theatre and the only theatre still surviving in which Shakespeare is believed to have performed.