See Saw Circus provides fully sponsored places in our Vulcana Kids & Teens program, to children aged between 5 – 18 years who are experiencing social or financial disadvantage.
We at Vulcana recognise that there are lots of children who, due to their circumstances, have had a lack of safe spaces to play, learn, and take risk on their own terms. We aim to use circus as a medium to build confidence, self awareness and trust as well as promote healthy activity and self care amongst all children in our classes.
See Saw Circus allows us to offer places in our Vulcana Kids classes at no cost, to children referred to us by agencies working with them, schools or their families.
“The children who participate in the Vulcana Kids after school circus activities have reported, and the staff have observed that they:
Have the opportunity to mix with children from other year levels and extend their friendship groups
Have fun at circus
Have improved concentration, and focus and we are seeing a transfer of these skills into their school work meaning increased performance in the classroom
Are more willing to take risks and attempt new work
Have an exciting topic to talk about with their friends and in class
Are able to show the children in their class what they do at circus, which leads to increased confidence and a boost to their self esteem
Have made improvements in their English!
And additionally – one of our Core School Values – ‘We support the spark’ is brought to life through their involvement in the circus program.”
Christine Wood – Principal, Junction Park State School