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Young carers at St Clements High School in Terrington rewarded with Easter party





Young carers at a West Norfolk school started their Easter holidays with a party.

The afternoon event was held at St Clement’s High in Terrington St Clement last Thursday for students who care for a family member.

The school supports 76 student young carers aged from 11 to 16 and Robyn Fisher, young carer lead and Years 8 and 9 pastoral manager, said it was all about giving the youngsters a chance to enjoy a get-together.

“It’s nice for them to be able to just be kids again. We try to give them these opportunities throughout the year,” she said.

Robyn said the party been made possible thanks to a £1,000 donation from local councillor Sandra Squire whose councillor grant contribution will allow the school to hold other social events this year for the young carers including a day out and will help with the cost of an end of year party in July.

“We are really grateful for the donation, it will allow us to give the young carers more opportunities throughout the year,” said Robyn.

The party included the chance to win chocolate treats donated from the recent Your Local Paper and Radio West Norfolk Easter Egg Appeal, party food and music.

The school was also celebrating receiving a Carer Friendly Tick Education Award from Caring Together in recognition of its support for students.

Robyn explained there was a lot of criteria to achieve in order to gain the award which is aimed at providing necessary standards to show students are supported within education.

Students with the Carer Friendly Education Tick Award.
Students with the Carer Friendly Education Tick Award.

Cllr Squire said the school was “thrilled” when she spoke to them about the donation.

“It is so important that these young people get to do something fun in their lives. They don’t often get time to do things other young people do,” she said.

St Clement's young carer lead and Years 8 and 9 pastoral manager Robyn Fisher, right, with pupils at the Easter party. Picture: Ian Burt
St Clement's young carer lead and Years 8 and 9 pastoral manager Robyn Fisher, right, with pupils at the Easter party. Picture: Ian Burt
Young carers and staff at St Clement’s High School with the Carer Friendly award at lsst week’s Easter party. Pictures: Ian Burt
Young carers and staff at St Clement’s High School with the Carer Friendly award at lsst week’s Easter party. Pictures: Ian Burt

Cllr Squire said she has met a lot of the youngsters in school and heard their stories.



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