Day 140- Amy, 18, Perth

Amy studies Highers; history, english, psychology + geography. In her spare time, she babysits for family members, such as her niece and nephew and takes time out of her schedule to let them be kids, playing games with them, reading stories, drawing.


Which young Scot inspires you?
I know he isn’t young but Peter Capaldi inspires me! he’s an amazing actor, has a range of roles that are outstanding but the most recent is doctor who. He really did play the role efficiently and I admire how well acted the finale was. Especially when he was regenerating as the doctor. I’ll miss him in the role and hope he goes on to do great things.

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
Growing up in Scotland is a whole new culture compared to anywhere else, the accents, people you meet and even what you do in school is completely different to other places. The education sector is pretty great in my opinion, since I’ve been going through mental health problems and my college has been helping me through those.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
Let young people have fun, they deserve it. Instead of judging them for their choices and what they want to do in life, embrace it. You never know, they could be destined for great things but you’re holding them back by saying they aren’t meant for it.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
I am most proud of myself for getting myself out of my own head and making some new friends. Instead of staying cooped up at home and feeling sorry for myself, I got into college and ended up making amazing lifelong friends.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
I really want to work in the education sector, mostly because I want to help people. I want to be involved in the new generations of kids in the world, they will take over and be successful and I can’t wait to see what they achieve.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
I think young people shouldn’t be afraid to make a change. Instead of being scared and letting other people do it, step up and be what you want to be in the world. If you want to be a doctor, work hard, if you want to be fitter, exercise and go out and grab it. Only you can make the choices in this world to help yourself.

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