Swindon Carers Centre held a poetry competition with the theme of ‘what it’s like to be a young carer’. We opened it to up to schools and their young carers in Swindon to take part.

We had over 40 entries from young carers across Key Stages 1, 2 and 3.

The standard of the poems were incredibly high and the judging panel had a tough time making their decisions to choose the winners.

A huge thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to all the winners and the runners up – you can read their brilliant poems here.