Day 176- Megan, 13, Glasgow

Every year in the summer Megan’s town has a Gala day and she has been on the junior committee for many years which allows her to talk and help the citizens of the town. Megan would love to go to collage when she leaves school and do a photography course and she would love to be a photographer for bands and tour with them.

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Which young Scot inspires you?
The young scot who inspires me is my best friend Rachel Montgomery inspires me because she has been through a lot in her life but continues to be positive every day, she recently went to LA to represent team GB in the world championships of performing arts and came home with a bronze medal!

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
The best thing about growing up in Scotland is that the education services here are absolutely brilliant all my teachers are lovely and i love it here in Scotland, healthcare is free here which is very good because 2 years ago in December my papa was diagnosed with Skin cancer and had to get multiple surgeries to remove all the cancer but today he is better than he was.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
What i would like people from older generations is that not all young people are ignorant!! Not all of us are ignorant i was brought up with the correct manners and i always say please and thank you and try and be polite as much as i can.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
My biggest Achievement was to join slimming world and lose nearly 2 stone in 8 months!! i joined slimming world the first week of summer holidays 2017 and now i am 1 stone 12 in a half pounds lighter than i was last year and it feels great!

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
What i would most like to achieve in the future is tour with bands as their photographer as it has been a big dream for me to be a photographer and it would be absolutely amazing to be a band’s photographer.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
My advice to young people in Scotland is don’t always try and fit in, just because you don’t fit in with the popular crowd doesn’t mean you aren’t amazing, being yourself is the best thing to ever do don’t let anyone change you unless it’s you.

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