Day 87- Ross, 14, Hawick

Ross goes to Hawick High School in the Scottish Borders and is currently in S3. Ross also volunteers in the Hawick High News within the school.


Which young Scot inspires you?
The young Scot who inspires me would be my friend Ronald. He may be 4 years older than me however when I started High School he befriended me and encouraged my to become part of the High School news program. He taught me many of the skills required to film, edit, and present school news. He also built my confident by giving me more responsibility in the team, as well as giving me more opportunities to lead. In a matter of fact, Ronald has now left school, to follow his passion of camera work.

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
I think that the best part about growing up in Scotland is the variety of people from different backgrounds since it helps me to become more open minded about certain issues and understand why people act the way they do.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
I would want older generations to know that not all young people are badly behaved, or addicted to their tech, or don’t care about the world around them, because it’s just not true. There are some people in the world who happen to be different to the stereotypical teen and older generations have to acknowledge that.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
My biggest achievement lately has to be, getting into the BBC Scotland NEXT group since it’s always been a dream of mine to help the BBC in one way or another, and I’ve always wanted to work there one day.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
One thing I’ve always wanted to achieve is to work on the production of Doctor Who. It’s just, I’ve always been such a big fan of the show and it’s really the reason for my big fascination in the media.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
My advice for young people would be to take any chance you have. If it’s something as small as filming an event to being apart of a dedicated workshop, it would be daft not to be apart of it.

If Ross’ 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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