Leon is a 5th year student at Kirkcudbright Academy who is involved in a Community Volunteers programme through his local Youth Work Service. Through this he delivers a range of fun activities in his local primary school!
Which young Scot inspires you?
There are lots of people who inspire me and who I respect, but at a national level, a clear favourite has to be Andy Murray – simply for the journey he has travelled; how far he has come, how successful he has been and for how ambitious he is.
What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
Where I live is a very rural area. What’s special about it is the landscape – it’s very unique and also very beautiful. Being a rural area, it is quiet, peaceful and also very safe – that is one thing our region has going for it. It’s a great place to grow up and develop as a young person.
What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
I would tell people from older generations that we, young people, are full of enthusiasm to try new things. We’re more united because of technology and see this as a good thing. There are so many different types of communities and cultures living together now – we are much more diverse and inclusive and this is a great thing.
What is your biggest achievement to date?
My biggest achievement was raising £500 pounds for charity at a singing event in Wales. This was used for supporting kids with cancer and was a great moment in my life.
What would you most like to achieve in the future?
I really want to become a full-time body builder and teach people how to keep themselves fit. I am very passionate about fitness, so this is my long term goal.
What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
I think the one thing I’d say is treat others the way you would want to be treated.
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