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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!


    The Super Power Agency is dedicated to supporting young people, aged 8-18, using a range of writing workshops, interdisciplinary creative programmes and a corps of volunteers. Our aim is to give students the support they need to close the attainment gap in education.

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