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Hi, My Name is Ellie Crook and I am 24 years old and I am currently a student studying BA Hons Photography level 6 at the University of Kent. I am a keen and well-known photographer within Ashford and Surrounding areas. I have 4 cats, 2 guinea pigs, and 1 hamster


 I first went to school at The Towers School and Sixth form centre and then I progressed onto college for 4 years at Ashford College and studied level 3 art and design.


I then whilst at Ashford College I progressed to get my confidence up by being Elected Student Governor for the College and here I got to work with the governors and the Senior management team of the West Kent and Ashford College, also with the academic year 2016-2017 I was completely involved in the promotion of the New Campus on Elwick Road.


 Whilst at college I have been successfully trained to deal with cyber mentoring and dealing with cyberbullying too and, I have been trained as ZAC Radicalization awareness mentor too.


Outside my studying, I like to help out doing charity work including helping the Royal British Legion at the annual November Poppy Appeal.  And I also did a charity run at Chilham and raised £600 pounds for Children with Cancer UK in 2015 and raised £250 for Dementia UK in 2019


Dream, Believe and Achieve is my motto as well as Capturing the Moment in my photography, every year I go out with the Santa Sleigh with the Ashford Lions and I am the official Santa photographer as well as I am a member of the Ashford Sings Community Choir. 


My personal achievement was to receive the Governors Citizenship Award from the Governors of West Kent and Ashford College for all the work I have done all the years being student governor at Ashford college