Day 49- Hannah, 17, Creetown

Hannah is a 17 year old from Creetown in Dumfries and Galloway; she volunteers as a Year of Young People 2018 Ambassador and is also a member of Celebr18 D&G, a team that plans the events activity within the region. Hannah is a treasurer in this group and supports writing of funding applications to receive funding for events!


Which young Scot inspires you?
The young Scot that inspires me the most as a young person is Shelby Watson who competes in T33 wheelchair racing. She is a world record holder for the 100m which I find so amazing because it shows that if you work hard to achieve anything in life you can achieve it.

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
The best thing about growing up in Scotland is a thing I only recently discovered was that we have so many opportunities as young people to do amazing things in our local areas and meet lots of new people through these . This could be as small as joining badminton club to attending a music festival there is always someone new for us to meet and get to know.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
The older generations need to know that we can achieve amazing things ( YOYP2018 is a main one for me ) and that although we tend to be very outspoken and loud , we are adapting to time and we use our voices to get our opinions across as we need to in modern society in 2018 and we have opinions that should be heard and acted upon if desired.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
My biggest achievement is stopping doubting myself and my abilities. I have participated in radio interviews about my work as a YOYP ambassador and what I have done in my region. This especially was a huge step for me and something I am proud of and it is a turning point in my life and something I wouldn’t even have considered doing until recently.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
I hope to achieve my aim of becoming more self-confident and continue changing my attitude towards myself and have a can-do attitude all of the time . I believe this will help me gain my career goal of working with young people to change their lives for the better and help them become the best they can be.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
My advice for a young person is go for it. Having the opportunity to experience life is an achievement in itself and I think we should all live life like there is no tomorrow and grab every opportunity thrown at you . but also realise your limits at the same time

If Hannah’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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