Chamberlin Elementary students demonstrate their circus smarts and brave acts for family and friends.

A Night at the Circus for Chamberlin School

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Thursday October 09, 2014

Chamberlin families enjoyed a Night at the Circus as a culminating performance to a two-week circus residency with Troy Wunderle of Big Top Adventures. With support from the Vermont Council of the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts, The Best Western Hotel, The Chamberlin P.T.O., and The Polly Cain Memorial Fund, Chamberlin students were able to spend two amazing weeks learning a variety of balance, eye-hand coordination and performance skills. Throughout this experience, children were encouraged to take risks, try something new and learn about the teamwork involved in creating a show. The performance at South Burlington High School on Thursday, September 25, gave students an opportunity to demonstrate their new found skills and brought a smile to the faces of performers and audience alike.  At the end of the residency Isaac, a second grader wrote, “Troy taught me to face my fears.” 

Thursday night also showcased astounding Circus murals students created in art class with Ms. Wales, with donated paint supplies. These murals are now hanging in the Chamberlin School hallways, providing a visual reminder of the wonderful experience Chamberlin students had with Troy’s Big Top Adventures.