Day 269- Rebecca, 16, Carluke

I’m about to start studying a HNC in computer aided draughting and design as I aspire to eventually get a bachelors degree in a few years.


Which young Scot inspires you?
In reality I inspire myself everyday as everyday I learn something new about my inner strengths such as art, singing and a bunch of other things and strive to get even better at them. I feel we should all be inspired by ourselves.

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
The best thing about growing up in Scotland is that you get so many opportunities to create a life for yourself unlike other countries. We get free education enabling us to not only make careers for ourselves but also socialize with various groups of people.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
I would like them to know that as much as it is not shown we love the older generations dearly. My generation is often made out to be the type of people with an ego too big to care about others but that is simply not true as some of the greatest times I have spent have been with an older generation.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
My biggest achievement would be seeing my confidence growing over the years as I have seen myself go from hiding at the back of a classroom to managing to get offered my 3rd job and singing proudly to my examiner in my music exam.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
I look to achieve a bachelors degree as it would show me how hard I have worked to get to where I am. I also look to further go into a career within computer aided draughting and design as it is something I am passionate about.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
I would say to not take free education for granted because as soon as you leave primary/ high school you can’t go back. I’d also say for people who are shy to just find ways to socialize whether that be youth clubs or after school clubs there are many ways to meet new people.

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