Welwyn Garden City school awarded for supporting young carers

PUBLISHED: 13:30 20 September 2019 | UPDATED: 13:30 20 September 2019

Commonswood Primary and Nursery School in Welwyn Garden City received an award for supporting young carers. Picture: Commonswood School

Commonswood Primary and Nursery School in Welwyn Garden City received an award for supporting young carers. Picture: Commonswood School

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A primary and nursery school in Welwyn Garden City has won an award for supporting pupils who are young carers.

Commonswood Primary and Nursery School received a bronze award for its work ensuring young carers do not miss out on an education.

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The award was presented as part of the Young Carers in Schools programme, which helps schools improve outcomes for young carers.

Young carers staff lead Nicola Scratchard said: "At Commonswood School we are proud to recognise and support our amazing young carers."

A young carer at the school, who wished to remain anonymous, said: "Talking to adults in school about being a young carer has really helped as they can comfort me and help me sort out problems that I may have.

"I have also had time to play at my after-school club and 'drop-in' sessions druing school time, and I have a time to do my homework in a quiet space."

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