BBC 1 Sunday Morning Live

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An interview and feature on BBC1's Sunday Morning Live, showcasing activities designed to encourage children to express themselves.

BBC1's Sunday Morning Live programme ran a feature on the Action for Children report Choose Childhood, published in July 2019, which stated how many people believe childhood is getting more stressful. I was invited to speak about my work and illustrate practical activities designed to alleviate children’s anxiety, increase resilience and make them more confident.

  

Whilst I was interviewed, one group of children performed Dancing in Charcoal - a large-scale drawing activity inspired by contemporary artist and dancer, Heather Hansen. I use this activity to teach children about slow, mindful and purposeful movement. A second group of children demonstrated Story Spheres, a smaller-scale activity involving identifying and drawing one's present moment feelings.