September 27, 2018

How does it feel to leave home?

Amber Grieve, 17

My film and poem express how difficult it can be, being a teenager on a small island around the time that your older friends leave the island for university. It is a heartbreaking time having your best friends leave you and travel to mainland UK for university or college as it feels like you will never see them again. Last year I knew I would be leaving the island to study and it made me think about what I love most about Shetland and how I will struggle to leave it, this is a struggle that most young Shetlanders face. This means a lot to me as this poem expresses the exact feelings that most teenagers have around this time which I think is an important thing for people to understand.

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