there, my name's Matt. I'm 17 and attend City Road Academy
which is a large inner city school. I'm in 5th year and hope
to leave for university soon. I've applied to study maths
at a couple of Scottish universities and hope to get a conditional
place. I'm sitting 5 highers which means I am studying most
days of the week!
you could call me a football nut. I'm a member of the Tartan
Army, the Scottish football team's official supporters. I've
been abroad to see the team and haven't missed a game at home
for five years. Glutton for punishment, eh? I prefer watching
the national team as there doesn't seem to be the sectarian
you get at other matches. I've always had trouble walking
but places like football stadiums are a lot better these days
in providings automatic doors, lifts and other things that
make my life a little easier.
honestly say I've never been bullied at school. I have a great
bunch of friends. I've known them since first year. I'm actually
involved in peer mediation
and have been a 'bully buddy' for the last two years. This
means I help out with looking after some of the younger pupils
being there for them to talk through their bullying problems.
I've taken some circle time sessions
with my teacher as well .
I guess what I say to kids being bullied is hang in there,
tell someone, and it will get better .
I promise .