Stamford and Rutland children learn to manage anxiety
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.
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 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.