Exams can take their toll on students. I recently took my A-levels and while I did okay, it a really stressful time.
There is so much pressure on young people to do well, but many don’t realise the impact these expectations can have.
I would often have sleepless nights before exams and constantly be worried, which isn’t healthy for anyone.
I think that while exams are important, they’re not necessarily a reflection on someone’s ability.
So with Fixers, I have made a poster showing different student's experiences of exam stress.
I hope it will encourage others to speak to someone if they are feeling overwhelmed.
I also want them to realise that academia is not the only way to be successful.
Here is a list of Fixers helping me with this Fix:
Castlederg Youth Forum
Margaret Humphrey supported my Fix by helping to facilitate the project.
Tilly and Bella
Me and my friends want young people to know that calories aren't the enemy!
Shak & Natasha