Working closely with Find Your Talent and artists, the school had planned an energetic, skills based circus themed project designed to re-focus the school as a holistic community where cultural activity and celebration became a uniting commonality. Having taken part in six weeks of circus skills, drama, breakdancing and mosaic workshops, the school held a huge circus event where the children, in full fancy dress, got to show off their newly learnt skills. The school was abuzz with excitement and awash with colour as staff, dressed as clowns, spurred on stilt walking children and hula hooping pupils down corridors. All in all it was a very successful project and a fabulous day was certainly had by all!
On April Fools Day 2010, New York Primary transformed itself into a big top circus tent, and with cries of ‘roll up-roll up’ threw open its doors to friends and family.