Day 39- Siobhan, 14, Galashiels

Siobhan, 14, goes to Galashiels Academy in the Scottish Borders; where she studies most subjects in S3. Siobhan is also a Year of Young People 2018 Ambassador, volunteering her time to celebrate this amazing year!


Which young Scot inspires you?
My friends inspire me because they are all unique and they tell me that I can be myself and do and be anything I want to. I feel this is really important for young people to know its OK to be yourself and to be hopeful.

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
The best thing about growing up in Scotland is the freedom we are able to have and the access to free education and health care.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
I am most proud of my volunteering awards because I am very thankful to have the opportunity to volunteer and know that doing it will slowly help the community (or what every you are volunteering for) better and a happier place.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
In the future I would like to become a vet or a teacher because I love working with people and animals.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
Be thankful for what you have and live every day as it comes.

If Siobhan’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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