Jessica, 18, Ayr
What is your best memory of growing up in South Ayrshire?
Joining South Ayrshire Youth Forum and making changes in schools and young peoples lives that weren’t there for me going through school. With a huge emphasis on hosting the youth conference and seeing young people interact so much with the activities youth forum had planned and knowing we’re doing what the young people want.
Tell us about your aspirations / goals?
In the next two years I hope to graduate from university where I am studying primary teaching and hopefully start teaching in South Ayrshire schools and make a difference to the way we look at the curriculum in primary schools and make children and young people grow up in a school where they feel safe.
What are your biggest achievements?
My biggest achievement would be becoming chair of South Ayrshire Youth Forum in 2018, for the year of young people. During this year we have worked tirelessly to make new events for our young people and enhancing our events that we already do, it was just such an amazing experience seeing those ideas come into practice.
What makes you proud to be a young person living in South Ayrshire?
Knowing that my voice is heard. I know now more than ever that if I’m unhappy with something in my school or community there is people lining up everywhere to help me.
If you were to pass on a message to other young people, what would your message be?
The only limit for you achieving something is yourself.
If you could have a dinner party with a celebrity, who would it be and why?
Jeremy Kyle, my gran and I watched his show growing up and it’s one of the best memories with her.
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