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Mask and Puppet Workshop

A project raising awareness of the importance of mental health


The group of Young Leaders created and delivered a mask and puppet project for children aged 9 and 10 who attend Churchill Gardens Academy. The aim was to increase wellbeing and raise awareness of mental health in a fun and engaging way.


One Young Leader commented that “I didn’t realise how powerful this performance was going to be and how much the pupils were going to get out of it. It made me realise primary school should do more on mental health issues”. From this performance one primary school child raised a safeguarding issue that had not previously come to light.

One child from the school said “I learned not to be shy”. Whilst another commented that “the play made me more confident about being at the front of others”.

The Young Leaders also received a letter of thanks from the Primary School SENCO, who would love them to return and work with the new Year 5s.


attended the session

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About the Project

Peabody is funding 11-25 year olds to develop their own projects, trips and events for other young people in their local area.

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