Young People

Our work with young people aims to encourage our participants to become more confident, understanding and responsible members of the wider community. Our sessions are based in local primary and secondary schools and we work with young people from Primary 7, S4, S5 and S6. We aim to work across divides and to tackle issues that are apparent in the south side of Glasgow, providing opportunities for people to discover common ground. Our work is delivered during school term time and is divided into 3 themes. My Self, My Glasgow and My School. 

My Self-

Issue based session which explores Mental Health and Well-Being

My Glasgow-

Issue based session with a focus on Anti-Discrimination

My School-

Enhanced Transition Programme where S4 mentors support Primary 7s in their transition from primary to secondary school

S5/6 Group-

Continuing the development of those who have completed the transition programme


Opportunity to continue involvement with the Bridging the Gap 


Residential trip to Northern Ireland where young people explore their culture and identity

School Partners

Within this programme we work with young people in Holyrood Secondary, Shawlands Academy, St. Francis Primary, Blackfriars Primary, St. Bride’s Primary, Holy Cross Primary, Cuthbertson Primary, St.Brigid’s Primary, St. Mirin’s Primary, St.Fillan’s Primary, Our Lady of the Annunciation Primary and St.Conval’s Primary, Langside Primary, Shawlands Primary, St Alberts Primary.

The foundation of our work is to bring people to together to discover common ground. At the end of each year’s school transition support programme, we take the S4 group from both secondary schools to Northern Ireland to work in partnership with a group of young people from Belfast. The programme is delivered by staff of the Corrymeela Community and takes place in their Ballycastle residential centre.

One of the aims of the trip to Corrymeela is to offer young people a chance to look at issues that have shaped who they are, such as, personal identity and culture. It is particularly important that as part of this personal development, young people who would not normally have an opportunity to mix are brought together in a safe but challenging environment.

Transition Programme

Our annual programme to encourage growth, development and self confidence in young people.

Tackling Sectarianism

Issue based sessions which allow young people to explore the roots causes and solutions to sectarianism.

Understanding Each Other

Our 4 week programme gives primary 6 pupils from the local schools the opportunity to learn about migration in particular in the Gorbals area

S1 Mentoring

Our one to one mentoring programme for specific referrals from the schools to help build individuals self esteem and confidence.

S5/S6 Development

A programme to help develop the continuing growth of those who have enjoyed the participation in the early S4 parts of BtG's work.


To allow the continued input from those who had previously been involved in any of our programmes to use the skills gained in the ongoing project work.

Youth Work Games

Group work with Muirhouse Youth Development Trust with an annual event of outdoor activities building team work and individual self confidence.



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