Why age 14?

Age 14 is an important time in young people’s lives – they are growing up and changing, and making some important decisions about their lives. Many have settled in to secondary school but are still making new friends, and are starting to think about their futures, and what they hope to do after they finish school. Because this is such an important age, we want to record how young people think, what they do, and how they feel, so we can see how they’ve changed since they were younger.