24 May 2013

New circus space in Kaleen launched today

| Barcham
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ACT Minister for Education and Training Joy Burch helped launch a new circus space for Warehouse Circus in Kaleen today.

Warehouse Circus are a fantastic not-for-profit business that has helped train some of ACT’s best performers and it’s great to see them expanding their business.

“This unique opportunity opens a new stream of in-school circus programs for students studying at University of Canberra High School Kaleen,” Ms Burch said.

The program will start by running with year seven drama classes, as well as special needs classes at the school.

“The Circus Warehouse increases confidence, providing students with exciting, beneficial skills they can use in an on stage performance and a variety of other settings in the community.

“There are widely acknowledged physical and mental health benefits arising from the activities, particularly among students with special needs.”

Educational and social benefits to be gained through the Circus Warehouse program includeenhanced self-confidence, team co-operation, and the acceptance and application of the process of structured learning.

“This exciting learning opportunity will be open to students of all ages and abilities, supporting young people to grow and explore their personal strengths.

“It gives me great pleasure to officially open this new Circus Warehouse space within UC High School Kaleen.”

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