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Carers Bromley scoops £1,000 prize in school competition

PUBLISHED: 12:43 19 May 2016 | UPDATED: 12:43 19 May 2016

The pupils won £1,000 for their chosen charity, Carers Bromley

The pupils won £1,000 for their chosen charity, Carers Bromley

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A group of pupils from Newstead Woods School won the prize for the charity

Local charity Carers Bromley has won £1,000 for the Young Carers Service after featuring in a competition run by First Give at Newstead Woods School.

Pupils in year eight researched at Newstead Woods researched the needs of their local area and identified Carers Bromley as the charity they believed in most.

They met with staff at Carers Bromley, studied their work and received presentation skills training.

The students then took part in a public speaking competition in front of an audience of 300 people, coming first and winning first prize for the Young Carers Service.

Lynne Powrie, chief executive of Carers Bromley, said: “This group of young people delivered an excellent presentation about the difficulties of being a young carer. We are so grateful for all their efforts and extend our congratulations to them and our appreciation of being the recipients of this prize.”

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