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Tommy Steel

Senior Manager at the Grassmarket Community Project

What were you like at school?

Primary school was great but by the time I got to secondary I had a milk run so I sort of nodded off at school after having been on the go from very early each morning! However, the milk run got me fit and I discovered I was good at cross country and therefore always got picked for the Scottish Schools Championships. I especially enjoyed woodwork, geometry and history.

What inspires you about the Super Power Agency?

I think the Super Power Agency is a fantastic idea. Working with people with homelessness issues, I have regularly worked with people who struggle with literacy and numeracy. On several occasions I have worked with people who prefer not to have a house as a direct result of literacy issues. They have explained to me that when you get a house you get letters. When you can’t respond to the letters you lose your house. So what’s the point? I don’t think for a minute that we will end homelessness anytime soon but I truly believe that Super Power Agency could make a difference.

Are you a spring, summer, autumn or winter person?

Definitely summer – especially warm summers abroad. Apparently the sun gives you vitamin D. I’m not sure what vitamin D does for you, but what I do know is that it feels good when you walk off the plane!

What would you do if you could be invisible for an hour?

I would spend the hour in the Rangers dressing room before an Old Firm match to see how the manager motivates the team!


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