Day 5- Wiktoria, 15, Wishaw

Wiktoria is currently a student in High School and a Year of Young People 2018 Ambassador. Originally from Poland, Wiktoria now lives in Wishaw.



Which young Scot inspires you?
To be honest, a lot of people in their own way inspire me.

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
Because I am originally from Poland, I didn’t really grow up in Scotland, but I became a teenager here. Throughout my seven years living here the most important thing is how I grew up and with good education and in a good place. As I grow up I am able to be happy and explore new things.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
I would like older generations to know that young people aren’t just drinking alcohol or taking drugs, and staying all day on their phone doing nothing. I want them to know that we do a lot for the society and we are not as lazy and bad as they might think young people are.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
Well my biggest achievement is that I was able to break away from my comfort zone and be able to explore new things and have more experiences which made me a happier person.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
I want to achieve even more. I want make 2018 the year no one will forget. I want to help people in struggles which I went through because I don’t want them to feel the same pain. I want to change the opinion older generations have about young people.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
I would want to tell other young people to never give up and keep trying, and make their dreams come true.


If Wiktoria’s story has inspired you, why not share it on social media using the hashtag #MyStory365 or visit the ‘Get Involved’ section to share your own story!

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