name is Ian, I'm 16 and go to Sandside High School. I live
with my mum and my step-dad. I've got a couple of step-sisters
but they don't live with us. Sandside is an okay school I
guess. I've been there since first year. I do my highers next
really into music. I'd love to do some sort of course at college,
maybe in the recording side of things. I play the keyboard,
sing and write my own songs. I've actually won a competition
for one of my songs. I like other subjects at school, like
art and IT. I use a computer at home to record my songs and
can then burn them onto CDs.
had a pretty rough year at school to be honest. I think some
of my classmates are jealous of me singing and winning that
competition. I wrote a song called 'I need your love' and
a couple of guys said I was gay
and that it was about my boyfriend. Now loads of people call
me gay. One starts
and then others join in. Singing makes me feel good about
myself. It gives me confidence
and I can stand up to them. I've been beaten up twice and
the headmaster expelled one of the boys. He got back into
school after two weeks and he is still niggling away at me.
Some days I get depressed and don't want to go to school .