Young People across Aberdeenshire and their achievements - Tell us your story!

So much is being achieved by young people in Aberdeenshire, particularly those who have experienced some time in care. This feature is all about sharing and celebrating their achievements.

Celebrating the achievements of our young people

Together with our young people across Aberdeenshire, we just love to celebrate their achievements whether it is during care or after care.  

So many have achieved so much and we are all rightly proud of them. 

If you have a story about your journey or of someone you know and you are happy to share it with other young people and our family of corporate parents, please contact Emma Allen, Aberdeenshire's very own Virtual head teacher.

Contact Emma at: 

Here's some introductions to some of our inspired and talented young people, 


The YPOC Story!

Young People's Organising and Campaigning Group have achieved so much for young people

This amazing group of young people have done, and continue to do, so much to improve the lives of other young people, not just across Aberdeenshire by across Scotland.

They have advised on the content of advisory documents, they have created videos, and they have influenced opinion and changed the way things are done in so many ways.  

Their work has even been recgnised by the Scottish Government. 

Check out more on the YPOC group HERE.


Craig's story!

Talented young person living in Aberdeenshire scouted for New York production.

Photography courtesy The Press and Journal Aberdeen.  Photo supplied. 

Craig, at the time 10 years old and living in Aberdeen, was one of three young people selected to perform in a production of Les Miserabbits pulled together during Lockdown. 

This is how The Press and Journal in Aberdeen reported the news of Craig's achievement.

"After impressing arts buffs with an online performance, a talented north-east youngster has been scouted for a New York production."

Craig is an amazing young man who is an inspiration, not just to other young people but to everyone.

In 2020, Craig was cast in the socially distanced mini-musical les Miserabbits, being just 1 of 45 youngsters selected and only 1 of 2 living outside of the US. The production and initiative was all about teaching people about the story of Watership Down in an entertaining and accessible manner.

Photography courtesy The Press and Journal Aberdeen.  Photo supplied. 

Go and experience the production HERE.

In a message to Emma Allen, Virtual Head Teacher in Aberdeenshire, Craig says: 

"I am glad you enjoyed my videos. It was hard but it was worth it. When I grow up I want to be an author, maybe a movie star and a singer."

For more about Craig, connect HERE.


Tell us your story!

Are you a young person with a story you'd like to share?  Do you know of an inspired or inspirational young person living in Aberdeenshire?


Connect with us and Share your achievements or the achievements of someone you know!

Send us an email or call:

01467 535395

Project dates

19 Nov 2020 - On-going


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Emma Allen
Virtual Head Teacher (Care Experienced Young People)
01467 535395