Day 307- Rowan, 18, Oban

Rowan is currently studying HNC Social Sciences at Edinburgh College.


Which young Scot inspires you?
The 5Rights Youth Leadership Group inspire me because of their dedication to our work and how much they care about what we are doing and will take so much time to spread the word about 5Rights.

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
Growing up in Scotland, I’ve met some amazing people and friends. Everyone is up for a good laugh in Scotland.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
I think older generations need to take young people more seriously and accept that in a lot of areas we do know what we are talking about, particularly with social media and the digital world. It’s not as scary as they think it is.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
My biggest achievement is probably being a part of the 5Rights Youth Commission and then the Youth Leadership Group and everything I have done with them. From writing our report for the Scottish Government to presenting at the Scottish Learning Festival and 5Rights Summit.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
In future I want to travel around the world and see other cultures and try new foods.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
I think if I was to give any advice to other young people it would be to just be you. All you can do is be yourself and if people don’t like that it’s on them and they are not the people you should surround yourself with. Surround yourself with people who love you for you!

If Rowan’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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