Day 116 – Louise, 13, Largs

Louise volunteers at her local rainbows unit and voluntarily organises and runs the tuck-shop at her sailing club.

She is hoping to study science, language or geography at university when the time comes and is in S2 at the moment.


Which young Scot inspires you?
Abby Kane (Paralympic silver medalist) goes to the school I go to. She won a silver medal at the Paralympic games in Rio at the young age of 13 (my age now) and she inspires me to do anything I want. I can achieve anything I put my mind to with lots of hard work and the right mental attitude.

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
My teachers are mostly really nice. The NHS is amazing at making everybody better no matter what they have. The people in my town are generally lovely people and are happy to help when help is needed. The scenery is just.beautiful – the Highlands, the coasts and of course our glorious weather! 

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
We aren’t all that bad, the majority of us are lovely people who have/are growing up to be amazing and well rounded human beings. We enjoy school, sports and helping people whoever they are. But I know there is a big community of badly behaved delinquents who don’t care for anyone but they are a small minority of Scotland’s young people. 

What is your biggest achievement to date?
My most biggest sporting achievement to this date is being awarded the prestigious Primary 7 Endeavour Award at my primary school. It was a great honour and I was very proud of myself to get it for all of my hard work and ethic.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
I really don’t have a scooby doo about what I want to do when I leave school. I want to be very successful in whatever I do and provide for my family if I am lucky enough to have one. I will strive to do the best of my ability.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
Don’t throw your life away. You could do so much with your life and achieve absolutely anything if you put your mind to it and work really really hard to reach your ambitions. Get your head down and achieve to the best of your ability.

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