Year 8 student, Mia T, has shown her amazing character by helping her local community.
During the lockdown, she made face masks and earpieces for nurses, to stop the elastic rubbing painfully on their ears. Along with her mum, Mia made squares for the neonatal ward at the nearby hospital, using excess fabric they had at home. The bonding squares are to help new mums bond with their baby when they are not able to be together.
She made a cardboard rainbow and put it up in the window and as part of a school project, and wrote letters to the elderly in a local care home.
On VE Day in May, she made flags and posters and put bunting up at the front of the house, and treated her family and neighbours to home-made scones, even though the oven stopped working that day. Excellent resilience and determination shown by Mia. The family enjoyed their afternoon tea in the garden.
Mia was also set daily challenges at Brownies, which included general household tasks like washing up and taking the dog for a walk. She managed to achieve all 64 tasks that were set.
In addition to all this, Mia also cares for her mum, helping her get dressed and walking the dogs. She also makes an evening meal sometimes and her favourite meal to cook in Tuna and Pasta.
Mrs Smith was so impressed with all of Mia’s achievements over the past few months that she nominated her for the Young Carer of the Year Award. The ceremony was held on 24th September, and Mia was excited to be nominated. She was able to attend the awards virtually via Zoom, and was proud to be a very commendable runner up.
Mia is also a very conscientious student who works hard at school and we are very proud of her. Well done Mia.