For the past three years, Circus in Education has directed a social circus program at Coraki Public School. We are pleased to have received national recognition of the positive outcomes of this project through a feature slot on ABC’s 7:30 Report.
Working in the Coraki Community over an extended period of time in partnership with Mullumbimby’s Spaghetti Circus, we have been working to promote fitness through fun, and to foster teamwork and positive risk taking with the students.
Over the past three years, we have produced 3 spectacular annual showcase events. These have featured acrobatics, mini-tramp, juggling, stilt walking, poi, aerials, plate spinning, clowning and more.
Every year, this project also employs a local emerging Indigenous artist. This has been of great benefit to these individuals and has assisted them to move onto creating bigger and better opportunities for themselves in the arts industry. It has also been of great benefit to the Indigenous students at Coraki Public School, who have had the opportunity to be mentored by these role models.
Next year, the Coraki Circus Project will see it’s most spectacular performance yet, as we prepare to showcase the school’s 150th Birthday. Coraki has an incredibly rich history, both from an Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspective. We look forward to telling this story through circus, dance and multi-media.