We have a wonderful Youth Team at Coxhoe Parish Council. Find out who there are here and what drives them here. The team can be contacted by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Ian Thompson Youth Worker.
Ian has been involved in Youth & Community work for over 30 years. He has a wide range of experience in working with young people from the ages of 7 and up to 25 years of age. He has run youth clubs for 12 years and under and 13 years plus. He became a youth worker because he believes in youth. He often feels they get bad press and many don’t get the life chances and experiences of their peers. Much of Ian’s work in the past has been to redress this balance.
He has worked to give the youth of today opportunity to experience these experiences and to develop their own skills and potential. Ian has lots of experience with the Duke of Edinburgh award. For 13 years he was positive activities and outdoor education manager in Teesside. In that role he uses outdoor education and sport as a means to engage young people. Contact details for Ian can be found on our Councillors and Officers page.
Sarah Graham Auxiliary Youth Worker
Sarah started working for the Parish Council in 2018 and has enjoyed every day working with the young people to make the youth club a fun and safe place for our young people.
Sarah earned her Social work degree in 2011 and after 9 years of working within various positions in children’s social care, from Family intervention to secure residential worker, she believes youth work is the first step into making sure people reach their full potential and are integrated into communities.
Jasmine Morris Auxiliary Youth Worker
Jasmine currently works as a Football Development Officer providing football opportunities for young people aged 5 up to 70 years old. She previously worked within schools to re-engage them in education using the power of sport. In addition to this Jasmine also has numerous years of experience working in schools which cater for children with mental health difficulties and special educational needs.
Jasmine has a degree in Sport Development with Coaching. She also has as a range of sporting qualifications. These are in addition to 10 years experience in coaching sport to mainstream children as well as special educational needs. Jasmine is passionate about providing sporting opportunities for all, which is why she became a youth worker.
Sean Davison Casual Auxiliary Youth Worker
Sean enjoys the sport and activity side of youth club in particular.
Emma Fail Casual Auxiliary Youth Worker
Emma is currently working as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in Mental Health alongside her role as an Auxiliary Youth Worker. She became a youth worker to work in an environment where our young people can express themselves without the negativity that is attached to them. It was also to build on the experiences she had working with children on placement at Beamish Museum and volunteering with the National Health Service (NHS). It’s a good feeling when you see the young people enjoying themselves at the youth clubs. She loves baking when she’s at home. Her absolute favourite are triple chocolate cookies! Emma also loves a good TV drama you can really get stuck into or a film. Her favourite film is probably Shutter Island but Shrek is probably a close second.
Ellie Lowes Casual Auxiliary Youth Worker
Ellie is currently in her third year of beauty theory at college. As well as working for the youth club she does make-up, special effects and hairdressing. Ellie has done work experience for Outfit (fashion store)and Beamish museum Halloween nights. She has also won face painting regionals competition 2 years running. Ellie claimed a win at nationals.
Other than that she loves doing arts and crafts with the kids, particularly helping them when they are struggling or finding something difficult. Ellie’s favourite activity to do with kids is definitely face painting. She can face paint most things they want from unicorns and butterflies to super heroes and dragons. It’s nice to see that once the face paint is done the kids are so happy. They run about showing their friends what they have had done.