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Hi, My Name is Ellie Crook and I am 27 years old and I was a student who studied 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, 3 guinea pigs and 1 Rabbit. I work at Cineworld Ashford as a team member and I am also a mental health ambassador too. and same role for the Bear Force children mental health charity.
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. I am currently a community councillor for the kennington ward in Kennington Ashford Kent
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