Last school holidays the circus came to town.
Well, not quite, but there were children trying to juggle, do the hula hoop and walk on stilts.
It was all part of the Two Wells Public Library’s first school holiday workshop – a new initiative which library customer and library services coordinator, Anne Sawtell, hopes will become a regular fixture.
The workshop on October 1 saw around 15 school-aged children thoroughly entertained by Circus Elements’ Scott Griffin, who introduced them to the fun of circus skills.
Scott quickly had the eager students trying to learn a range of circus skills with a variety of equipment including juggling with small soft balls, walking and balancing on stilts, moving a hoop around their body and manipulating “flower sticks”.
Judging by the squeals of laughter, constant cries of “watch this” and “look what I can do” everyone involved had a ball.
“Our first school holiday program was a great success,” Anne remarked.
“The aim of these events is to both entertain and inform younger members of our community as well as encourage them to use the resources of the library service.
“As from 2015, school holiday programs will be a regular feature of the District Council of Mallala Library Service”.
The library is hoping to hold another event near the end of the January school holidays where children will have the opportunity to explore the wonders of Laygo land.