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South Wight Area Youth Partnership (SWAY) has welcomed their new youth worker, Jack Norridge.

Jack will work across the SWAY’s area and be involved in youth groups, assemblies and activities along with Andy Dorning, the lead youth worker.

Jack comes from Northampton but has been studying in Hertfordshire for the last 3 years, ‘virtually’ graduating in July. He has experience in youth work and spent his gap year with Adventure Plus.

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Adventure Plus is a charity that works with children across the spectrum in age and social background. He trained as an instructor in lots of different types of outdoors activities. He also learned about safeguarding, first aid and pastoral work.

Jack says:

“I am looking forward to meeting the young people of SWAY and encouraging them to step out of their comfort zones; whether climbing a mountain or in small evening groups. Right now things are different in youth work but we can still provide young people with the support they need, whilst enjoying the time we can share in whatever way possible.”

Jack has recently married on the Island and is looking forward to settling down in the South Wight so he can get to know it well.

Peter Johnson, Chair of SWAY says:

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“It’s great to welcome someone with just the experience we need and someone to whom the young people can really relate to. We wish him all the best.”

If you would like more information about the upcoming programme and SWAY, visit or email Andy Dorning on [email protected].

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