Youth worker enjoying Brixington role

PUBLISHED: 09:00 14 January 2011

The community of Brixington has a boost for the young as David Slater has been appointed as youth leader and organiser. David is pictured with youngsters at the Brixington Communtiy church on Tuesday evening where a youth club with a faith learning ethos is run while on Friday evenings an open youth club for 13-16 year olds from 7.30pm is held. For more details-01395 268720. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 0096-02-11SH.

The community of Brixington has a boost for the young as David Slater has been appointed as youth leader and organiser. David is pictured with youngsters at the Brixington Communtiy church on Tuesday evening where a youth club with a faith learning ethos is run while on Friday evenings an open youth club for 13-16 year olds from 7.30pm is held. For more details-01395 268720. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 0096-02-11SH.

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A YOUTH worker has been speaking about the joys of working in his new role - to support and develop youth activities in Brixington.

David Slater has been working for Brixington Community Church since last November as youth leader.

Mr Slater, who previously worked in Uganda with street children and abandoned babies, says he is thoroughly enjoying the new role.

“It is an exciting time,” he said. “There are lots of things going on, trying to introduce new activities for youngsters in Brixington.”

Mr Slater helps run a youth club on Friday evenings for 13-16-year-olds. There is also a group called Deeper which takes place on the same day which has a faith teaching element.

There are also plans for after school clubs at the end of February as well as new media and sports clubs.

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