All the fun of the fair for pupils

The circus came to town to teach Seaton Delaval schoolchildren a host of new talents.

Monday, 24th May 2021, 8:00 am
Pupils at Whytrig Middle School learn circus skills.

After a term of activities based on the novel ‘Lion Boy’, the Year 5 pupils at Whytrig Middle School put their enthusiasm for the Big Top into practice with Circus Sensible.

They had a go at juggling, stilt-walking, tightrope, plate spinning – and even experienced a bit of escapology.

Pupil Alyssya said: “I loved how funny Finn Sensible was!”

Fellow pupil Beth added: “It was really funny. I loved having a go at all the different circus skills.”

Much to the delight of their parents and carers, the children all went home with not only their new skills but also a set of juggling balls so that they can keep practising.

Miss Baker, who organised the event for Year 5, said, “I’m absolutely thrilled with how the day went. The children absolutely loved it and we’d definitely do it again!”

John Barnes, Executive Headteacher, Seaton Valley Federation, said: "After all we have been through it was great to have our pupils back in school and doing something that was different.

"The fun and engagement from the pupils showed what a great event this was. Seeing the pupils smiling was great to see.”

Jon Souter, Head of School, said: “It is great to have all of the children back in school again following the latest lockdown and for them to be able to experience the sort of activities in school again that not only enhance the curriculum but engage and inspire them!”