Day 175- Holly, 16, Glasgow

Holly is in 5th year at High School and is participating in the Career Ready programme.


Which young Scot inspires you?
The young scot who inspires me is Sean Lazzerini, Sean is a young Scottish boxer, he is a gold commonwealth champion, the British champion and will be going to the Australian gold coast to compete again in the commonwealth games this summer. The reason he inspires me as he shows total dedication, he works so hard, he is disciplined; he puts so much effort into his sport so that he can achieve his goals which is to be the best. He is a young ambassador for his country and has just been recently told that he has made the Great British Olympic team. He shows that hard work, effort and determination pays off.

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
Scotland is a beautiful country. I enjoy skiing in Glencoe to jumping of the pier in Balloch. I even enjoy the weather, the nights where you can hear the rain battering against your window. But the best thing of all is the Scottish banter.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
That mobile phones aren’t the worst thing we could be doing, they allow us to interact and keep in touch with our friends yes sometimes it can be addictive but this is the new form of communication for our generation.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
The biggest thing I have achieved is raising money for a local Scottish charity through youth philanthropy initiative, this is when me and close friends took part in a school extra curricular programme to raise money and also present our view on why our charity should win £3000 on top of the money we already raised. Throughout this experience we also visited our charity a few times in order to understand and try help our charity as much as possible

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
In the future I would like to be in a place where I am doing something that I enjoy as I cannot think of anything worse than being in a work place that I dread going to every day. In order to achieve this I would use my creativity to its fullest potential.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
Appreciate what you have and make the most of every opportunity that comes your way and use every talent that you have to achieve your dream.

If Holly’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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