Engineer Ezra’s another show success story

Ezra Watson, 16, with his dad, Paul

Ezra Watson, 16, with his dad, Paul

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Workers from right across the Fylde coast – and beyond – came together to work on the project and make a difference in any way they could.

From residents willing to put workers up in their own homes to specialist artists, the response to the call to arms was extraordinary.

I never thought I’d come here to help and leave with a totally different future before me

For one young helper the build was a ticket to an apprenticeship.

Ezra Watson, 16, has already packed a lot into life – including work in commercials, theatre, and drama, having played the son of resort star John Simm in a three-part crime drama Prey.

But as the youngest volunteer on site, Ezra’s work ethic, personality and punctuality impressed civil engineer contractor Stuart Pulfer so much he was one of three people to earn an apprenticeship.

Ezra said: “I never thought I’d come here to help and leave with a totally different future before me. I got offered three apprenticeships – joiner, general builder groundwork and civil engineering. I want to stick with the acting but to be given such a chance to learn a trade too is fantastic.”