Circus rolls into Potters Bar school

ROLL up, roll up! Pupils at a Potters Bar school transformed their main hall into a big top when they hosted their own circus.

Jugglers, acrobats and a troupe of highly-trained lions could be seen at Oakmere Primary School as each class entertained with a spectacular range of acts.

Year six pupils dazzled with some sleight-of-hand magic, while year one children performed a highly energetic and rhythmic ribbon dance.

The Chace Avenue school prides itself on providing memorable learning opportunities for all its pupils and the circus – part of a special Feeling Good Week – was the brainchild of Carolyn Hagger and Sancha Caramelo, the school leaders for PSHE.

They said: “This term we have been encouraging the children to take risks and learn something new.


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“Feeling Good Week is all about developing team work and being responsible for our own and each other’s feelings – so the circus theme seemed highly appropriate.”

It also allowed the exploration of another way of life, as through the school’s close links with the traveller community, pupils were able to find out about and discuss how children whose families are part of the circus, live and go to Oakmere.

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The circus ended with every child letting a helium-filled balloon go from the playground, as a symbol of spreading their happiness across the Potters Bar community.

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