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Circus comes to town to visit Winchester school
4:06pm Saturday 21st September 2013 in News
HARESTOCK Primary School children were treated to an afternoon extravaganza when Happy's Circus came to town.
With the big top up, red-wig-clad clowns and artists performed magic tricks to scores of children and their parents, all to raise funds to replace the infants’ playground equipment.
Organiser and member of the PTA, Ayala Gordon, said the children had a great time experiencing tricks of the trade including stilt walking and uni cycling.
“I went to see the Happy's Circus ages ago and thought they’d be great at the school,” she said. “It was quite amazing.”
The circus gave way to the winners of the Harestock’s Got Talent competition; Josyan Ingram from year six who sang My Guy and the Winchester Wild Cats who performed a street dance-cheerleader act.
Jackie Sankey, head teacher, said: “The children have had so much fun with events leading up to the circus, especially with the students from the University of Winchester, learning new skills such as plate spinning and juggling. They showed determination and cooperation throughout the sessions, never giving up,”
"The homework tasks over the summer holidays really caught the children's imagination and their creative results were fantastic. The excitement in school on circus day was wonderful and we are very grateful to Happy's Circus for allowing all our classes to go into the Big Top, in school time, to watch their acts rehearse."
Students currently studying Street Arts at Winchester University had earlier gone to the school to take workshops with the children in preparation for the arrival of the circus.
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