Aged 13, Gorbals
It felt good to be part of the youth-led events planning group. I liked that I could lead something that might help other young people in the Gorbals. It was great to share ideas, get ideas from other young people then plan stuff…. I also got to talk to lots of different people at events to hear what they thought. I felt really happy doing this, especially when we did the questionnaire.
We got some good ideas and it helped me to know that we really were going to do this for real. I think I was happy because even though we were doing all this work I wasn’t sure how it would turn out. I was pleasantly surprised when it turned out brilliant.
When I think about the whole experience of planning an event I realise I have learnt some things. I learned how to budget, to get better at communicating with others.
I used to hold back a bit when I had something to say. I don’t hold back as much now. The youth workers helped me to talk more and share what opinions I had.
They were good at asking me questions that helped me to think about things.
I think youth-led planning is good because you need to know different young people’s ideas. Not just the adult’s ideas. I don’t mean that in a bad way it’s just better if the adults just listen so we can tell them what we need.