Day 61- Oluwatosin (Elizabeth), 16, Glasgow

Oluwatosin, otherwise known as Elizabeth goes to St. Mungo’s Academy in Glasgow, and is part of some amazing leadership roles at her school and contributing to the community by helping out with the homeless with people from her church.

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Which young Scot inspires you?
The young Scot who inspires me is one of the teachers in my school Mr McWatt. He has brought out many different aspects of my personality that I never knew existed which has helped me not only lead myself but lead others.

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
The best thing about growing up in Scotland is that there is so much diversity here and so many different people and backgrounds. I originally grew up in Ireland however coming here has made me realise how much I enjoy Scotland and the many different aspects of the country.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
The thing that I would like to know about the older generation is that what was it like growing up in Scotland or even where did they grow up. Another question is why do they sometimes lack respect for the youth of today as my mother always teaches me to have respect for my elders as she does for me too.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
My biggest achievement to date is probably passing my exams as I didn’t really feel confident that I would pass with the struggles I was going through but I ended up passing them all which made me proud and really pleased.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
My biggest aspiration is to be healthy and also to become a midwife as I just love the whole idea and concept of pregnancy and would like to further that career in that area of the industry and just help people during that time

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
The advice I would like to give to young people in Scotland is to follow their heart in anything they do and focus on their education as pointless as it may seem as it will really help them in the later future.

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