Gavin Thomson

Regional Worker, West Lothian & Falkirk

2 Oxgangs Path, Edinburgh, EH13 9LX
T: 0131 445 9917

I started in this job in August 2010 having moved from K2, an Associate Trust in north east Fife, and I balance the dual role of working two days a week in West Lothian and three in west Edinburgh.

My role is to grow and support the work with children, young people and their families. But it's not just me (just as well!!) who is doing the work - there are loads of volunteers working in our schools; leading SU Groups, helping in classrooms and in other roles too, as well as many people praying and financially supporting the work.

Much of my work is done in schools where most young people spend a great deal of time. In schools I am involved with supporting existing and setting up new SU Groups, being available for assemblies with Religious Observance input and for Religious and Moral Education classes. I also work with and alongside churches in the area to encourage and equip them as they seek to share the good news and disciple youngsters in their area.

The schools that I cover in the west of the city are:

Balerno Community High School
Currie Community High School
Firrhill High School
St. Augustine's High School
Wester Hailes Education Centre

Bonaly Primary
Broomhouse Primary
Canal View Primary
Carrick Knowe Primary
Clovenstone Primary
Colinton Primary
Currie Primary
Dean Park Primary
Juniper Green Primary
Longstone Primary
Murrayburn Primary
Nether Currie Primary
Oxgangs Primary
Pentland Primary
Ratho Primary
Sighthill Primary
St. Mark's R.C. Primary

Although work in schools is a key part of the work it's not all I get up to. Throughout the year you might also find me leading a weekend camp or a beach mission for example. All of these activities are designed to help young people to explore the Bible and respond to the significance of Jesus. However, they require people with a whole range of skills to enable them to run. If you'd like to get involved in any way I'd love to hear from you - please get in touch!

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