Future doctor keen to help

AT the age of just 12, wannabe doctor Rebecca Yearling is already dedicating her life to helping others.Bursting with ideas and eager for responsibility, she signed up to be on the year council at Farlingaye High School, a member of Suffolk Coastal Teen Voices, and Young Carers.

By Tracey Sparling

AT the age of just 12, wannabe doctor Rebecca Yearling is already dedicating her life to helping others.

Bursting with ideas and eager for responsibility, she signed up to be on the year council at Farlingaye High School, a member of Suffolk Coastal Teen Voices, and Young Carers.

Rebecca, from Hollesley, said: “I've always liked to be involved with lots of things and now I'm getting to the sort of age where it's really busy.”


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She is one of about 20 members of the year council at school and said: “We try to sort out any issues with the school, like the cafeteria, buses to school, and how people are settling in.”

At Young Carers Rebecca loves meeting new people and taking part in the activities on offer. She said: “I went to a Kingswood centre a couple of years ago which was a residential break for a few days. I loved doing the high ropes and abseiling, and we went to Thorpe Wood last month .

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“Young Carers is based in Claydon so I go there and hang out when they hold youth club events. They have a PS2 there, and craft materials and computers so we all like hanging out there.”

Rebecca loves reading and spends most of her spare time poring over books. She also plays the violin and is learning to play the guitar.

She said: “I'm going to join the rugby club at school and I do judo.”

In fact she is a member of four clubs which keep her busy.

She added: “I can't wait until I'm 13 because it will mean I can do so much more.”

When she leaves school she wants to train as a doctor, because, as she said: “I'm not squeamish.

“I want to help people. Even if someone dies you can still help the majority of people.”

Samuel Ullman, author>

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