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