Norfolk charity for bereaved children publishes free exam support guide

Student taking an exam. Picture: Chris Radburn/PA

Student taking an exam. Picture: Chris Radburn/PA - Credit: PA

A charity supporting bereaved children has launched a guide to help them through exams.

The Norfolk-based Nelson's Journey says that a number of bereaved young people have been affected by the content of exam questions, which can relates to their situation.

They gave the example of an English language exam which referred to a mother dying of cancer, sat by a pupil who had lost their mum months earlier.

Lorna Vyse, senior child bereavement support worker, said: 'Trying to complete that exam was a very emotional experience for the young person. They later explained to me that if they had known that this subject may have been included in exam questions then they could have prepared themselves in some way.'

The charity's youth panel got on board and have created an Exam Ready booklet, which they hope to promote using the Twitter hashtag #ExamReady.

• It can be downloaded for free here.


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