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Fun to learn circus skills

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March 29, 2017

Practice makes perfect: St Joseph's students learn the skills of a circus performer

A group of lucky St Joseph’s Primary School students got a first-hand look at what it takes to make it as a circus performer.

Members of the school’s group one student council were rewarded for their leadership throughout the first term with a workshop conducted by Circus Oz.

Circus Oz acrobats were in the region to host circus skills workshops ahead of their performances at WestSide Performing Arts Centre in Mooroopna on Saturday, April 8.

The students were able to take part in a one-hour workshop and learn juggling, hula hoops and manipulation, tumbling and acro-balance to develop co-ordination, strength and confidence.

St Joseph’s student Sierra Tejones said the workshop was a great way to spend an afternoon at school.

‘‘We all had a heap of fun learning how to juggle and hula hoop,’’ she said.

‘‘The hula hooping was difficult as we were trying to learn the proper way to do it — but the juggling was really hard.’’

Fellow student Caleb Wilson said he found it fun learning new skills.

‘‘It was all really hard and the instructors made it all look so easy — they are really good at what they do.’’

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