Notre Dame is a school that cares – so we were thrilled to take part in the Young Carers’ Conference in Plymouth that raised awareness as well as cash for our own young carers.
Led by Lisa Rogers, our Senco, the Notre Dame delegation included LSAs Fran Brady and Inda Badesha and three of our Young Carers past and present, Chloe, Katie and Quiana.
We raised £45 with Fran’s sale of her own home-made and beautifully-packaged cakes and sweets, and the money will be used to provide trips and treats for our young carers.
Our eye-catching stand at the conference on 8 November featured a large display created by Miss Badesha, and a poster that featured a day in the life of a young carer, copies of which were available to take away by delegates.
Our young carers enjoyed the event immensely and were able to talk to others with similar life experiences, while our members of staff were able to hear the latest thinking on how best to support young carers and compare notes with professionals at other schools.
It was an honour to be able to demonstrate our commitment to these amazing young people in front of the Lord Mayor of Plymouth and Lisa Cornish, the passionate and inspiring organiser of the event.
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