Young Carers Awareness Workshops

Last year, we shared news of the Young Carers Information Pack called ‘They Care. Do you?’ developed with Barnardo’s NI and sent to every school in Northern Ireland.

The pack was been created as a practical and straight-talking resource for teachers and included a USB stick with the six short dance films giving both voice and emotional expression to Young Carers.

In response to receiving the packs a number of schools have been in contact with DU Dance (NI).  So next month we are delighted that Mags and Sheena will be working with five primary schools to deliver the last stage of our Young Carers Project.   In these workshops Mags and Sheena will use dance to explore the issues of Young Carers with the aim of raising awareness and understanding of what is like to be a Young Carer.

The schools they will visit in March are:

St Caolans P.S, Ballynahinch
Parkhill P.S, Antrim
Ballymacccricket, Glenavy
Victoria College, Belfast
Ballyoran P.S, Portadown

Have a look at the pack here and keep an eye on our social media this Young Carers Day (15 March) to see how the young people in the schools respond to the workshops.