In this week's blog we want to take a moment to say a warm welcome to Millie! Anyone who's worked with us recently may recognise Millie as she's been involved in a variety of PIE projects over the last few months & years, but she is now officially a part of our team as a Community Support Worker. As you'll see below Millie is passionate about History and working with young people, so we can't wait to see what she brings to PIE Projects in the future and we hope we can help her build up her skills & experience in the field! We asked her a few questions to help us all get to know her:
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself!
I currently go to Xaverian college in Manchester and am studying history, chemistry and biology. I live in Offerton and have always had a passion for history, I love working with young people and help with the leadership of the younger sections in my scout group.
2. How did you first get involved with PIE?
I first got involved with PIE through the guitar sessions ran by Lee and Beth which was really fun and I made some great friends through PIE
3. What work have you done with PIE so far?
I’ve done lots of work with PIE in the past few years but my favourite program is definitely HAF. I love working with the kids and the experience I gained in previous PIE programs such as community organising or the Saturday culture club really helped me with the work I did in HAF.
4. What do you enjoy about working with PIE?
My favourite part of working with PIE is seeing the positive impact we can have on kids within the community and being able to give the children new experiences and skills.
5. What are you looking forward to doing with PIE in the future?
In the future I can’t wait to do further work with programs like HAF and the transition group.
Gemma, PIE Community lead, said: Millie joined us for Summer HAF in Marple this year. She oversaw craft activities and outdoor play, all of which the children thoroughly enjoyed. She was a great support for both children, staff and families and we are looking forward to welcoming her back at Christmas!
Thanks to Millie and Gemma and a warm welcome to the Community Team!