A child-sized puppet is being used to teach school pupils to behave.

“Silver Boy” is part of a project at Whitehawk Primary School aimed at finding ways to improve behaviour, develop team building skills and learn how to work together.

The school has been working with artist Sharon Mee, of artists-led local charity Same Sky, on developing play skills with boys in Year 1.

Part of the scheme involves the children teaming up with Year 5 pupils and using the puppet to come up with new games and stories.

The idea is that Silver Boy had just landed from space and needs to be shown how to play nicely and be kind to others.

The project has worked so well that the school has been visited by the Latvian Minister of Education and Science, Tatjana Koke, who wanted to see it in action.