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Dell Primary pupils learn circus skills

PUBLISHED: 10:50 19 September 2008 | UPDATED: 21:19 05 July 2010

CHILDREN from Dell Primary School, in Lowestoft, have been getting to grips with a range of circus skills, thanks to a visit from a professional company.

CHILDREN from Dell Primary School, in Lowestoft, have been getting to grips with a range of circus skills, thanks to a visit from a professional company.

The Circus Ferrel arrived at the school in Dell Road and put up their Big Top on the school field.

During the week pupils, aged from three to nine, visited at least three times to work with the seven circus artistes who led a number of workshops.

Each child had the chance to try out the tight rope, hoops, diablos and spinning plates, before the whole school was involved in an assembly where performers showed off some of their skills.

Altogether there were six performances and three sets of 15 children, who appeared for two shows each.

Teacher Sue Edmunds said: “This was a wonderful opportunity for them to participate in a live show in front of an audience. Audiences ranged from 50 to 175 on the Sunday afternoon. The ringmaster said that the children were brilliant, displaying excellent behaviour and listening skills and an eagerness to try new skills.

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