PORTLAND Secondary College played host to the National Youth Circus on Friday, providing a space for the youngsters, while, in return, the Fruit Flys displayed some of their skills.
Situated in one of the flexible learning spaces, many of the students were busy finishing their health home work, while others took the time to chat with the curious local students.
School liaison Carlee Hill highlighted the importance of having a space where the students can study.
“Part of the agreement that we have with these kids is that the must study while they are on tour; school is too important to miss.
“When the circus moves into each area, we try to fit in 3 hours of school work per day for the students.”
With students aged between 12 and 18 in the troupe, a lot of the onus falls onto the student to stay on op of their studies.
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