PUPILS from Auchinleck are learning how to deal with their mental health through performance art.

Like Flying is the new project being launched by the National Theatre of Scotland to help youngsters understand how they feel and express it.

Students will learn how to perform acrobatics, gymnastics, juggling, acting, and more as part of the innovative.

Aerial Edge, Glasgow’s Circus School, are working on the project as the East Ayrshire focused creative practitioners and have started working in Auchinleck Academy.

Cumnock Chronicle:

Pupils from S2 an d S3 will be trained in aerial and circus performanc e methods over th e next fe w months , leadin g up to a performance in a distinct ,sited location ,to be shared with audiences in June 2019 .

The young performers will embody imaginary futures from the air, untangling some of the complex aspects of their present and reframing them as their fictitious pasts, far below them.

Cumnock Chronicle:

It come s after th e National Theatre partnered with th e Scottish Association for Mental Health to explore ways in which creativity can support mental wellbeing and have a lasting effect on young people’s state of mind.