Young people should live life to the full

Zella had a fantastic day at Titchfield Haven and wonders what other local gems she's overlooked      Picture: Gary Taw

ZELLA COMPTON: Looking afresh at our beautiful spot in the world

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This past week, it has all been about live music. On Wednesday I attended a college gig at Southsea, where students gave a performance contributing to their final grade.

Also, on Saturday evening I attended the Road to Blissfield competition where a 17-year-old girl had the opportunity to show the judges and the audience what she’s made of. She didn’t win but was offered a slot on the acoustic stage at the festival.

I think live music is fantastic and I highly enjoy experiencing it as you have more of an impression of the passion and enthusiasm the musicians have towards the songs they are performing, whether it is their own song or a cover.

As a young person, when I see other young people standing up on that stage, performing with passion, it really enthuses me knowing those individuals are enjoying themselves.

I believe young people should live life to the full and enjoy it while we’re young.

In the recent past I have spoken to young people living in the city and they wish for more community events for young people. Things similar to last year’s Portsmouth Youth Parliament festival at which local artists performed to entertain young people. I believe we should encourage more of this. We don’t all need to be musicians to get hands-on.