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Tell us about how the project started, what has developed, how it is resourced and your insight into the keys to success.

Stories

Wednesday
Jun202012

Larbert Youth Trust

In 2006, a local Church of Scotland minister had the idea of having a dedicated youth worker based in the local secondary school. As he shared the idea with other ministers in the area, more people caught the vision, and eight of the churches agreed to form a partnership and work together. They approached SU Scotland and discovered that their proposal would be an ideal fit with the Associate Worker Scheme. SU Scotland provides training, payroll admin, line management and a network of workers as their part of the partnership with the local churches. The local secondary school was supportive of the initiative, and offered the churches a desk for the worker in the school; and in 2010, the first worker was appointed. Other churches have since become aware of the project, and are supporting in different ways. The worker is the chair of the school’s chaplaincy team, which has representatives of all eight churches on it.

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Wednesday
Jun202012

Auchterarder

Initially the school chaplain was allowed in for some fairly traditional chaplaincy; the occasional assembly, and end of term services around Christmas and Easter. Some volunteers ran SU groups in the primary school. The church’s youth worker got involved where he could, helping in assemblies and SU groups, and starting a secondary SU group. Over eighteen months he became known to the staff and because of the trust that was established, he was able to develop many activities.

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