Amy, I'm 13 and at the moment I go to Strathmore High. It's
the 8th school I've been to since I started school! My family
are travellers and we move around quite a bit. My dad died
last year. He used to run a fairground with my mum, but now
it's just her and I help quite a bit. There are loads of others
that travel with us so we all muck in. I've got 5 brothers,
two younger and three older. A sister would be nice!
my jewellery, or my bling as mum calls it! I've got about
30 bangles, loads of rings and about 10 necklaces. Some of
it is gold but I don't think it's worth that much. My mum
usually buys me jewellery for my birthday but this year she
bought me a top of the range mobile. My brothers all have
MP3 players, but I'll stick with my phone cause it plays music
too! School is alright. I don't really have any close friends
as I keep moving on, so what's the point getting to know anyone?
called all the usual names, 'gypo', 'pikey', 'scheme-y',
but I've heard them all before. It does bother me but I know
I'll be leaving the school soon so just ignore it. There are
a couple of girls who are jealous of my mobile. They got my
number and sent me horrible texts .
Someone told me they also said horrible things about me in
a chat room
while I was online .
The same girls tease me about my dad dying .
I really miss him
and it hurts when they say things like 'is your dad picking
you up from school today?'. I've had a chat with an older
girl at the school and she told me she was bullied as well
It sort of helped.