GET MOVING: Amelia McKay, 8, trying out the trapeze at the Sensory Circus.
GET MOVING: Amelia McKay, 8, trying out the trapeze at the Sensory Circus.

Sensory Circus has kids wanting more

THRILLING fun is one way to describe the Sensory Circus Tribe's workshops held at Cannonvale State School on Friday.

Run in association with the Whitsunday Film, Musical and Theatrical Society (WFMTS), the workshops allowed kids to enjoy unique and fun activities in a safe environment.

Kids aged two to 17 got to test themselves and learn a number of skills like trapeze, acrobalance, hula hooping, juggling and silk and staff twirling.

Some of the older kids, aged nine to 17, even had the chance to work with fire.

Eight-year-old Sabyah White said she had "so much fun".

"I really liked the trapeze because when you get up onto it you sort of feel like you're the king because you're so high up," she said.

"You feel free."

Not only did Sabyah have fun, she learned a lot too.

"I learned to go slow and don't try to be the best because we're all different," she said.

The trapeze seemed to be a popular activity at the workshops, with Emily Foster, 12, saying it was also her favourite.

"You get to swing and twist," she said.

"I always wanted to be a part of the circus ever since I was little."

WFMTS director Steve Wickett said the workshops allowed children to learn gross motor skills through movement.

"I think the area needed to have something like this established for younger kids," he said.

"We've had nothing but positive comments from parents and the kids love it too."

Emma Plath had two daughters take part in the fun and said the opportunity was "fantastic" and gave kids an insight into the options available.

"My daughter has been dying to do this sort of thing so it's great for them to have it available to learn in a proper setting," she said.

"It really builds their confidence and skills."


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