When we feel under pressure or threatened, it can sometimes cause us to feel “stressed”. When this happens, your brain produces hormones that make your heart beat faster, raise your blood pressure and provide extra energy.
We’re all different and will find different things stressful, but common causes of stress can include big changes like moving school, family issues or pressures at school like tests.
According to a survey of teachers, children as young as six can feel stressed about exams and tests. Dr Fiona Pienaar is a children’s mental health expert from the charity Place2Be that works in schools. In next week’s First News (on sale Friday 5 May) Dr Pienaar explains more about stress and offers some advice on how to avoid getting too stressed about exams – so make sure you pick up a copy!
Do you find tests stressful?