Day 19- Katie, 15, Kirkcaldy

Katie (15), from Kirkcaldy, is at high school studying 5 highers- eek! and volunteering for SQA future visions, YOYP and Cisweb.



What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
The opportunities are endless, to take part in all types of activities in and outwith school. I love Scotland.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
I work really hard, as does the majority young people. Don’t let one group if misbehaving teenagers determine your view on all teenagers.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
My biggest achievement was getting an B in maths. Despite, better grades in other subjects, maths has always been my hard point and to get a high B of 71% (one mark off an A!) is something i hold proud about.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
My further goal in life is to become a history teacher. Right now it is all about getting into a good university for me to get to where I want to be. There is nothing better than having a job you love, and teaching people about the past and how it has shaped today is what I love.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
Smile to everyone you pass, have good manners. A small deed does a lot. Even holding the door for someone can change their whole view on young people.


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