Worry Train Express - Item 506 - ELSA Support

Worry Train Express – Item 506


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This is a worry train express, a way for younger pupils or pupils with an interest in trains to manage their worries.

It consists of a train with two carriages. The train has a window and some emojis that the pupil can stick into the window to represent how worried they are.

One carriage is for the pupil’s worries. They can write or draw on the tickets.

The other carriage has calming strategies. There are six to try and there are tickets for pupils to come up with their own.

There are two stations to visit. The first station is where worries are talked about and decisions made on whether this worry is in their control or not in their control. They can make a plan if it is in their control(there is a sheet available for writing or drawing).

If the worry is not in their control they continue to the next station where they can leave their worry at the station. The emoji can be changed at this point to perhaps a ‘happy face’.

Benefits of the worry train express

  • It is fun and engaging
  • Pupils can offload their worries
  • They can learn some calming strategies
  • They can learn about control  and planning
  • They can learn to let go of their worries
  • Pupils will learn facial expressions and some vocabulary around worries

Other uses for this resource

  • Print the PDF larger and make it up as a wall display, all the pupils in your group could add their worries to the carriage.
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