Day 74- Leon, 16, Kirkcudbright

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.

If Leon’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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