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A touring puppet show has helped children to learn about dealing with anxiety.

Primary pupils at schools in Stamford and Rutland have enjoyed performances of The Fearful Giant.

It tells the story of a young price who is afraid of everything, but has to face his fears when he is left in charge and a giant visits the land of Merryhaven.

Gemma Holbird and Sarah Jane Sauntson from The Conversation Stamford. Photo: Chris Mathison
Gemma Holbird and Sarah Jane Sauntson from The Conversation Stamford. Photo: Chris Mathison

The performance is organised by staff from The Conversation Stamford in partnership with the Theatre of Widdershins and is followed by a workshop on how to deal with anxiety.

Education manager Gemma Holbird said: "The children loved watching the storytelling puppet show.

"We encouraged the children to recognise what fear and anxiety look like and how it feels so they can manage their feelings better."

The Fearsome Giant is touring primary schools. Photo: Chris Mathison
The Fearsome Giant is touring primary schools. Photo: Chris Mathison

The children each created a 'sensory nest' to take home, which includes small items like feathers and beads to help them control their feelings.

Gemma added: "We encouraged them to talk to someone about their worries, practice mindful breathing and use their sensory nest."

The project was funded by the St Michael and Exeter Trust, Resilient Rutland and the National Lottery Community Fund.

Children enjoy The Fearsome Giant. Photo: Chris Mathison
Children enjoy The Fearsome Giant. Photo: Chris Mathison
The Fearsome Giant teaches children about anxiety. Photo: Chris Mathison
The Fearsome Giant teaches children about anxiety. Photo: Chris Mathison


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