A SCHOOL has brought in a yoga expert to help students through exams.
And Shelley High School pupils are delighted with the techniques they have learned.
Yoga teacher Christine Barraclough was brought in as part of an effort by school staff to help quell exam fears.
More than 40 Year 11 students took part in yoga classes as they prepared for their vital GCSE exams in the spring.
Justine Tippler, who is the school's co-ordinator for gifted and talented students, said it seemed an excellent idea.
She added: "Students come under an awful lot of pressure at this time of year and we are determined to do what we can to help.
"They are facing up to the GCSE exams in May, but also have to deal with the demands of course work and other pressures.
"We decided to organise a day of time management and stress-relief ideas to try and help the students.
"They learned lots of ideas to help plan their time, but also had practical lessons in yoga techniques," said Ms Tippler.
"The idea is that it can help them to relax and get rid of stress. We certainly had a lot of chilled-out students by the end of the session.
"All of them gave the yoga sessions 10 out of 10 when we asked for their feedback.
"We hope to repeat it and may look at including it in part of the school life," she said.