‘What I am grateful for’
We’re excited to share the first and second place entries for June’s Young Carers Competition. Young carers were asked to share ‘what I am grateful for during lockdown’, in whatever way they liked – a poem, picture, film, photo, or something else they had created.
First Place: Eric, age 13
Second Place: Jennifer, age 10
Carers Week Competition:
We’re delighted to announce the first and second place entries for a special Carers Week Competition here
May: What I can see from my window
First Place: Ava, age 9
Out of my window I can see…
Green trees blowing in the wind
A summer house for me and Ivy
Ready for lunch, lets eat outside
Dragonflys flying through the sky
even when we say goodbye
Next time is another day, then we will have time to play
Second place: ‘Outside my Window’ by Eric, age 13
As the sun shines on all our faces,
Waking us up each morning,
The cars wait to be driven
But they find themselves alone,
The smiles of the children’s faces makes us want to get out,
But as Corona made its way,
We start to stay away,
From all dangers that could possibly harm us,
But as lockdown is soon ending,
Bringing happiness and hope to people’s faces.
When the warm sun get cooler,
We start to get colder.
From trees swaying side to side,
Following the gentle cold breeze,
As the sun starts setting,
Our frustration shrinks,
The later the day arrives,
The more we feel tired.
When the sky gets dark,
And the stars appear,
The moon will rise with it’s attracting light,
The trees are now still as a bone,
While we tuck into our warm beds,
Outside my window,
There is nothing but cars.
We would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who took part – we were blown away by entries, and the panel had a difficult time deciding!
Details on June’s competition here
April: experiences of lockdown
First Place: ‘Shielding’ by Freya, age 9
My little sister got a letter saying she must shield,
No going to the park or taking the dog to the field.
I couldn’t go to school or do my sports club,
No more going for lunch in the pub.
Feels strange that I can’t go to school,
No going on holiday and laying by the pool.
Spending more time with my family will be fun,
Playing in the garden and laying in the sun.
Learning to grow fruit and veg from a seed,
we will have all the healthy food that we need.
Thanks to the NHS who are helping the sick,
Stay home everyone so this will end quick.
Second Place: ‘My Wish’ by Izzy, age 6