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Educational Programs


Available to schools in the Cassowary Coast region, play based Circus Arts programs offer a unique and exciting way for students to integrate classroom learning through movement and creative play.

Programs are fully customised to suit the individual needs of the school, and can also be utilized to compliment the current curriculum in areas such as Health & Physical Education, Science and Mathematics.

The skills taught through social circus and circus based activities promote and facilitate positive outcomes on a child’s physical, social, emotional and mental health.  It gives them the chance to experience and express themselves creatively through learning play based skills, and it is also a fun and social activity that requires individual effort, as well as teamwork.

Every child can reap the benefits of circus, however, students that struggle academically; have trouble “fitting in” at school; that aren’t involved in interschool sports; struggle with learning difficulties; have low self confidence and esteem; or may be going through high stress and family problems, have come along in leaps and bounds  by participating.

Program Examples


Prep to Grade 4

A play based workshop style of learning where children can explore a wide variety of circus equipment and learn new skills in a safe, relaxed and self paced environment.


Grades 5 & 6

Students can explore all of the various apparatus before honing in on a few select skills to collaborate with their team and put together a school performance piece.


Grades 7 to 12

All the action of a 3 day program along with gaining experience in act creation, stage tech, musicality, costuming and other relevant “behind the scenes” topics .

Why are creative, play based arts so important?

Article: The Age - Research shows cutting arts education a loss to all - Colleen Ricci, 2 March 2015.

What is happening?

According to a major new report from the University of Warwick, in Britain, creativity is being "squeezed out of schools". Research has shown a decline in the number of public schools offering arts subjects; fewer specialist art teachers, and less time devoted to arts in the curriculum. Consequently, the report says, fewer creative and cultural opportunities exist for children; with those from poorer backgrounds most disadvantaged by the trend.

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Social Circus Programs helping At-Risk-Youth

Article: Circus training instead of school sports? Now there's an idea - Gillian Arrighi (Senior Lecturer in Creative and Performing Arts, University of Newcastle - 17 October 2014

What if social policy-makers knew how beneficial circuses were to the community? This was the provocation pitched to circus producers, trainers, performers and academics who met in the Melba Spiegeltent at the Circus Oz precinct in Collingwood last weekend.

Their meeting was the result of the Circus Futures Forum, jointly sponsored by the Melbourne Festival, the Australian Circus and Physical Theatre Association, and Circus Oz.

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Questions about customising your school program?

Contact Rosie to discuss the needs of your students and a program that will suit your school.