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When the Upper Primary camp was cancelled due to Covid 19 restrictions, staff had to decide whether it was worth having any camp at all. They then showed resilience and creativity in seeing this situation as an opportunity and not a setback. As a result, the Upper Primary had a sleepover at the Observatory in Gingin and, last Friday, they spent the day with Circus WA at their Big Top in Fremantle.

The Big Top excursion was fantastic. We travelled to Fremantle by bus where Circus WA has a giant, white circus tent. Children (and some adventurous staff) then had the opportunity to try aerials (trapeze swing, rope and silk rope); learn vaulting and forward flips; try spinning plates, rolla bolla balancing, juggling and staff* twirling; attempt team acrobatics and balancing; and have a go at riding a unicycle. (* That’s “staff” as in 1.5m broomstick, not “staff” as in Venus, Crispin, Jess or Martin). Children discovered the hidden talents of their friends and surprised themselves about how “give it a go” can result in some amazing achievements.

Jodi Kerslake – Primary Program Coordinator