I'm Susie. I'm 15 years old and go to Highland Academy. It's
quite a large secondary school. My mum and dad were born in
China, but I was born in Scotland. I speak Cantonese at home
when I'm around my parents. I've never actually been to China.
I'm proud of my background but I feel Scottish. Some people
find it strange when I talk with a Scottish accent. But how
else would I talk!!
subjects at school include French and Art. I would love to
be a fashion designer when I leave school. I go shopping most
weekends, sometimes buying clothes, sometimes just looking!
When I go shopping with my friends I tend to spend more money
than when I go with my mum! I love buying clothes that look
a wee bit different. I'll probably have to go to college to
train to be a fashion designer but think it's important to
get work experience too. Who knows, I could be the next Stella
McCartney! Or the first Susie!
sometimes called names at primary school ,
but not very often, and nothing since I started secondary.
I guess my school must be pretty friendly! We had a competition
to draw an anti-bullying poster and loads of us entered .
I do feel a wee bit of pressure to keep up with some of the
girls. Some of my friends get a lot more pocket money than
me, and are always buying stuff from clothes to phone cards.
So, there is probably a bit of peer pressure
there. They buy designer stuff, t-shirts, bags, but I prefer
to go to charity shops. That way I can put together outfits
that are unique. But some of the girls I know laugh at me
behind my back. It doesn't bother me too much. It did when
I was in 1st year, but I am more confident now
and put it out of my mind.