Day 337- Saoirse, 11, Edinburgh

I am homeschooled. I study mycology, art, science, Japanese, Italian, French, Spanish, and design. I am a freelancer. If I was in “normal” school, I would be in P7.

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Which young Scot inspires you?
The Young Scots Who Inspire Me Are My Friend Nicki, Me, Myself, And I. My friend Nicki once didn’t speak at school for two weeks, are a fellow scavenger and appreciates the value of junk. Plus they play Minecraft and Terraria with me. Now onto Me(Myself, and I)Me is just generally awesome, Myself can be a bit daring, but also straightforward and very good Socially.I’s a good Minecrafter.

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
Best things about growing up in Scotland, I think, are as follow: The public transport, the country, how frequent parks(of any kind) are, how many laser tag places there are, how many shops that sell wooden weapons there are, how easy it is to find some cast away PVC pipe, metal pipe, pieces of wooden planks, sticks, Comic stores, random junk, etc, etc. And the wonderful lack of Trump.šŸ˜

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
I want ye old folk to know that we have great ideas, and the way NO ONE cares about that, as well as the way schools still have their old way of teaching(ie. suppressing creativity) isn’t helping anyone, and letting US choose what We want to learn about would be better for everyone, as well as having LGBTQIA+ness be common knowledge. Also, can you change the whole “Men Rule” Thing?

What is your biggest achievement to date?
My Biggest achievement, is that I continue to remain confident in myself and who I am despite society trying to tell me that I am wrong. And I’m good at socialising, to the point that I make friends (and enemies) wherever I go.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
I have a lot of aspirations for the future. I want to become a member of the British Mycological Society because I love fungi. I’d like to design weapons for movies because I am a weapons enthusiast. I’d like to start up my own business selling stuff kids like and doing architecture because I like designing things and going out to get the raw materials you need.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
I would encourage young people to take charge of their lives and if they can homeschool, do it! I’d also encourage them to socialise more, as in go up to random strangers and ask them if they’d like to play with you, what their name is, etc, etc. Another thing that I think is important for all young people to know is that respect is a two way street.


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