September 27, 2018

How does it feel to leave home?

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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