Eidsvold masters big top

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

MORE than a few Eidsvold chil­dren could be plan­ning to run away with the cir­cus.

Students from the state school were treated to a twoweek cir­cus ex­pe­ri­ence thanks to Flip­side Cir­cus per­form­ers Alyssa and Mozes.

The pair took groups of students from all grades for a min­i­mum of two lessons each week, plus af­ter school ses­sions, where students got to prac­tise the tricks they learnt.

Alyssa said the free work­shops were funded by a joint Cre­ative Re­gions project in­volv­ing a part­ner­ship be­tween Arts Queens­land, the CQUniver­sity and Flip­side Cir­cus.

Eidsvold State School Year 7-12 HPE teacher Clare Rush said 80 students from Prep to Year 12 took part.

“They’re hav­ing a ball, re­ally en­gaged,” she said.

Each ses­sion in­volved an ac­tive work­out de­signed to get their mus­cles ready be­fore they spread out and tested their skills per­form­ing a va­ri­ety of tricks.

The work­shops were held in the Mun­joo­rum Hall with all cir­cus ap­pa­ra­tus, in­clud­ing safety mats to soften any falls from the trapeze, ropes and hoops.

This evening at 5.30pm students will show­case their new­found cir­cus tal­ents for par­ents and community mem­bers in the Mun­joo­rum Hall.

Photo: Rose Hamil­ton-barr

FLIP­SIDE TRAIN­ING: Eidsvold State School stu­dent Justin Roth is im­pres­sive bal­anc­ing in the Lyra.

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