S in Year 4 was referred to The Art Nest to help build her self confidence and esteem.

In the beginning of term S was very shy and would often only speak if her peers spoke to her. With the nurturing 'quietish' atmosphere of the therapeutic Art Nest space and time getting to know and trust the adults, S started to share her news and would join in the different discussions on school, families and friendship.  

In session 4 after S's peers had commented on her work and what they liked about her canvas S said

" I have never received so many compliments in my life" 

And gave the biggest smile. We spoke about how it made her feel hearing them and she said

"I feel warm inside"