Day 188- Holly, 12, Glasgow

Holly is part of the Pupil Council and coaches at local gyms.

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Which young Scot inspires you?
A young person that inspires me is Zendaya as she always believes in herself and lifts everyone else around her up she cares about everyone else more than herself! She is amazing and kind and caring and she is my idol

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
I love growing up in Scotland because it is beautiful. The countryside is a gorgeous landscape and as an aspiring photographer, it is well appreciated by a lot of young people with me also included Scotland’s healthcare is also great.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
I would tell older generations that they need to let us grow up and do our own thing. They need to not baby us. We are expected to act like adults but are treated like children. This is important to me because I have very snoopy parents and grand parents and I grew up with very little privacy.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
My biggest achievement is not following the crowd. I was the misfit in primary school and was very awkward compared to some other people my age who were caught up with trends and up to date but when I moved up to high school everything changed. I was accepted for who I am and have a completely different friend group who are all kind of awkward like I am.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
The biggest thing that I aspire for in life is to become a successful author. I also want to adopt children when I am older. I feel like there are so many children without parents in the world so they must be cared for.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
If I could tell other people my age some things is that they need to be themselves. As I have already mentioned I am a misfit and some people are so fake. A lot of people my age plaster their faces with make up and are not confident

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