Westshire students learn circus skills

Fourth grader Jace Bailey, 10, learns to hang from an aerial hoop with the help of Eleanor Parker, of Brattleboro, Vt., during a circus workshop led by the Upper Valley Circus Collective at Westshire Elementary School in West Fairlee, Vt., on Monday, June 3, 2024. UVCC owner Meg Tenney said that school programs give children who are unable to participate in the group’s summer camps an opportunity to interact with circus arts. “These are the best,” she said. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Fourth grader Jace Bailey, 10, learns to hang from an aerial hoop with the help of Eleanor Parker, of Brattleboro, Vt., during a circus workshop led by the Upper Valley Circus Collective at Westshire Elementary School in West Fairlee, Vt., on Monday, June 3, 2024. UVCC owner Meg Tenney said that school programs give children who are unable to participate in the group’s summer camps an opportunity to interact with circus arts. “These are the best,” she said. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

From left, fourth graders Alli Becker, 9, and Inga Horster, 9, and fifth grader Jaymasin Young, 10, learn to juggle using scarves during a circus workshop led by the Upper Valley Circus Collective at Westshire Elementary School in West Fairlee, Vt., on Monday, June 3, 2024. The workshop was held at the school over two days, and was funded through UVCC fundraising and a grant from VerShare. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

From left, fourth graders Alli Becker, 9, and Inga Horster, 9, and fifth grader Jaymasin Young, 10, learn to juggle using scarves during a circus workshop led by the Upper Valley Circus Collective at Westshire Elementary School in West Fairlee, Vt., on Monday, June 3, 2024. The workshop was held at the school over two days, and was funded through UVCC fundraising and a grant from VerShare. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Fourth grader Jace Bailey, 10, learns to walk on a tightrope with the help of Eleanor Parker, of Brattleboro, Vt., during a circus workshop led by the Upper Valley Circus Collective at Westshire Elementary School in West Fairlee, Vt., on Monday, June 3, 2024. Students learned a variety of circus skills, from tumbling and juggling to aerial silks. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Fourth grader Jace Bailey, 10, learns to walk on a tightrope with the help of Eleanor Parker, of Brattleboro, Vt., during a circus workshop led by the Upper Valley Circus Collective at Westshire Elementary School in West Fairlee, Vt., on Monday, June 3, 2024. Students learned a variety of circus skills, from tumbling and juggling to aerial silks. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Published: 06-04-2024 9:01 PM

WEST FAIRLEE — Students at Westshire Elementary School learned a variety of circus tricks, from tumbling and juggling to aerial skills during a circus workshop led by the Upper Valley Circus Collective on Monday. 

The workshop was held at the school over two days, and was funded through UVCC fundraising and a grant from VerShare.

UVCC owner Meg Tenney said that school programs give children who are unable to participate in the group’s summer camps an opportunity to interact with circus arts. “These are the best,” she said.

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