All this week we are taking part in a number of activities to celebrate Young Carers’ Action Day 2021 and to recognise the incredible work young carers carry out. They provide vital support for their families and are developing skills that will be invaluable to future employers.
This year’s theme for Young Carers’ Action Day is to Protect Young Carers’ Futures and in school we have been running workshops to discuss the skills that our students have gained through their caring roles.
They each wrote one thing they have learned that will help them in the future, with responses including resilience, time management and empathy.
We have also been raising awareness among our staff and students through additional form time activities and by sharing online resources.
For more information or support visit the Carers Trust website carers.org