A school has won recognition for the extra help it offers to children who look after a parent or sibling. Cleve's Cross primary school in Ferryhill set up a group to make posters and talk in assembly about the extra pressures carers face.
Even the Paralympian and peer Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson wanted to congratulate the children on how successful the project has been.
Lucy Taylor reports.
The school was the first in County Durham to be awarded Carers' Charter Status by a local charity, Family Action, who also helped to set up the scheme.
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