Regional Worker, es-team (South & East Edinburgh)
The South Edinburgh area includes:
James Gillespie's High
Castlebrae Community High School
St Thomas of Aquins RC High School
Portobello High School
along with all their associated primary schools and 4 special needs schools within the area.
There are many open doors in schools and it has been great to be involved in a variety of ways - supporting SU Groups, leading assemblies, taking part in RME lessons and leading Christmas and Easter presentations.
It has also been great over the last few years to use Bible Alive in a number of Edinburgh schools. Bible Alive is a programme designed to give children in P5-7 an overview of the Bible as part of the RME curriculum using props, costumes, music, drama, video clips and sign language. In April 2011 Scripture Union took over the running of Bible Alive and I have taken on the role of Bible Alive Coordinator with responsibility for organising training courses and developing the programme.
As well as schools work I am involved with other events such as The Big One for P4-7s from around the city and Powerpoint, youth event for S1-6, as well as various SU weekends and holidays.
I also take part in SU Holidays for young people during the Easter and summer school holidays, leading the Music Holiday at Lendrick Muir. We always have a great week exploring the Bible and enjoying the usual Lendrick Muir activities, as well as practising music together and working towards a concert which friends and family are invited to at the end of the week.
If there is anything I can do to support your school or church, or if you'd like to find out more about the volunteering opportunities in South Edinburgh or supporting the work in prayer, then please do get in touch - I'd love to hear from you.