About

This site showcases the work of 12 young people who were the winners of a Scottish Government wellbeing competition in 2013.

Minister for Children and Young People, Aileen Campbell, wanted to find out what wellbeing means to Scotland’s young people. She invited young people to send in either a written piece or a drawing about what wellbeing meant to them.

There were over 300 entries from young people aged between 11 and 15.

The winners were invited to workshops with the Scottish Government to produce all the information on this website.

The idea is to tell other young people more about wellbeing and what the Scottish Government is doing to try and make Scotland the best place in the world for children and young people to grow up.

Two of our young winners, Samantha and Niamh weren't able to join us for the workshops but we would like to thank them for their entries, which are also featured on this site.

All the drawings on this page were done by Toby.

"Growing up has its ups and downs but without those we wouldn’t be who we are today."
(Dionne)

"A person’s wellbeing is an important part of their lives. If you can try your best to stay safe, active, healthy and be responsible for your own actions you will be well on your way to achieving your own wellbeing."
(Rebecca)

"Without the thought of achieving anything in my life I would feel really down. You only get one life; life is short so why not make the most of it?"
(Emily)