frankston Students attend Circus Oz

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On June 29th, Ardoch sponsored the students from Mahogany Rise Primary School to attend a special event of Circus Oz, ‘Model Citizens’, as a part of our Broadening Horizons programs. Through the hour-long show, the students experienced one of the most challenging and jaw-dropping spectacle of their lives.

Mahogany Rise is a small school of 125 students in Frankston North. The Prep to Year 3 students were enthralled by the pure skill, acrobatics and theatrics of the performers. The acrobats balanced on oversized collapsing cards, flew through the air on giant spools of cotton and hoola-hoop their way out of trouble on stage.

Extra curricular experiences are critical for building confidence and a broad understanding of the world. Unfortunately, too many Australian children do not have access to such experiences. The 2013 report, Sport Culture and the Internet: Are Australian Children Participating, found that almost half of all children living in Australia’s most disadvantaged communities did not participate in any sport of culture activity outside of school hours in the past 12 months. Ardoch’s Broadening Horizons programs are designed precisely to fill this gap.

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