THE NATIONAL CIRCUS PROJECT
The Circus Comes to GH School
During the week of May 8, 2023, the National Circus Project came to Glen Head School for a week-long event that combined physical fitness with circus fun and proficiency. K-5 students had workshops led by professionals.
To a thunderous round of applause, Glen Head fifth graders performed in the gym for all their K-4 peers on Friday afternoon, 5/12. The circus performance featured the GH fifth graders who balanced on stilts, tossed diablos, laughed with the clowns, and juggled into the hearts of all those watching!
The National Circus Project (NCP) is an innovative cultural arts organization, which promotes student participation in school arts and physical education activities, using the “circus” as its theme. The National Circus Project sends teams of internationally acclaimed circus performer/instructors to schools throughout the U.S.A., where they present exciting circus assembly performances, teach circus skills to students as part of their physical education program – including juggling, balancing, plate-spinning, and “devil stick” manipulation. These activities promote hand-eye coordination, concentration, the benefits of discipline and practice, and group skills. A special thank you to the GH PTO For organizing and sponsoring this event every year with assistance from the physical education teachers!
Article and photos by Shelly Newman