CIRCUS AT GWL AND GH SCHOOLS COMBINES PHYSICAL FITNESS WITH DETERMINATION AND SKILL
By Shelly Newman
North Shore Schools, Glen Head, NY - The National Circus Project came to Glenwood Landing and Glen Head Schools for a week-long event that combined determination and skill. Throughout the week, all of the students combined physical fitness with circus fun and proficiency.
The fifth grade students were able to choose from a number of different acts to become their specialty for their own performance. The acts included: juggling; Plate Spinners; Devilsticks; Stilts; Diabolos; Acrobats; Clowns; Poi Spinners; Frame Spinners
The exciting tight-rope act was also added! After practicing all week, they put on an amazing in-school show for the whole student body to watch and then an evening performance for their parents, families and friends. It was truly remarkable!
The National Circus Project (NCP) is an innovative cultural arts organization, which promotes student participation in school arts and physical education activities, using “circus” as its theme. The National Circus Project sends teams of internationally acclaimed circus performer/instructors to schools throughout the U.S.A. Students are encouraged to practice repeatedly the circus skills. After the week-long program, confidence builds as each participant masters his or her activity with a “never give up” attitude. Special thanks to the Glenwood Landing SCA, Glen Head PTO, and all the students and physical education teachers for such a wonderful event!
Photo Caption: Article by Shelly Newman
Photos by Lisa Anselmo and Lisa Viscovich
The Circus comes to Glen Head and Glenwood Landing Schools to the delight of all the students!