Day 265- Tammy, 16, Kirkcaldy

Tammy is currently doing her 6th year at high school and participated in the EY Foundation Smart Futures programme over summer.


Which young Scot inspires you?
My friends are the young Scots who inspire me as I have such a diverse group of friends, each with their own talents and achievements, and we have always supported each other and I know they’ll always be there for me no matter what.

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
The best thing about growing up in Scotland is the opportunities on offer, like in schools where all sorts of fun trips abroad can be arranged in an educational way, or like the work experience programmes on offer to give us the best chance of life.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
One thing older generations should know if that young people go through a lot even when they don’t show it, and it’s hard being held to the expectations they were held to in the past as times have changed.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
My biggest achievement to date would either be completing the St. Andrew’s University First Chances programme, or my exam results last year (5As and 1 C) as I exceeded my own expectations and am really proud of myself.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
In the future I hope to either get accepted into university or the EY School Leaver Programme as I want to push myself and give myself the best future I possibly can.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
The advice I’d give to young people in Scotland is never to hold back, and never give up any opportunities as you never know how much something can impact your life and change it for the better.

If Tammy’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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