F.E. Bellows Elementary School fourth-graders – who had been working with performers from Cirque du Jour for a week to master a variety of circus tricks –demonstrated their newly acquired skills during a special circus performance for classmates, teachers and parents on Nov. 17.

The students were given the opportunity to select which skills they’d like to present at the performance, which included plate spinning, juggling, devil sticks, Chinese yo-yo, clowning and stilt walking. The activities were designed to support the students’ physical fitness and strengthen their gross and fine motor skills. In addition, the learning experience helped build their confidence and enhance their ability to collaborate with peers. 

The interactive workshops were made possible thanks to the generous support of the PTSA.