Circus comes to school

LEARNING circus skills, reconstructing a murder scene and graffiti art were among a wide range of exciting activities as students enjoyed a week off from normal timetables.

LEARNING circus skills, reconstructing a murder scene and graffiti art were among a wide range of exciting activities as students enjoyed a week off from normal timetables.

Youngsters at Deben High School in Felixstowe had 35 different activities to choose from in their school's Arts Week.

A Big Top was set up on the school field for the circus workshops, while artists Graffiti King worked with students to create a wall mural in the lower school hall, and other youngsters explored life on the catwalk and the world of fashion, or took part in musical theatre, dancing and singing.

A media team was capturing all the excitement in a newspaper and magazine, and getting involved in radio and TV work, and police and forensic experts were working with youngsters on a murder mystery, learning the techniques which solve such crimes.

Elsewhere students were involved in sports programmes, speed-skating, sculpture, massages, while some students went away - Deben Strings and the jazz band to the Isle of Wight, and another group for a multi-activity week in Devon.

Gilly Lawson-Frost, director of arts college at Deben, said an enormous amount of planning had gone into the event and the school was really pleased with the diversity the week had provided.

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The aim was to present a creative approach to learning, with students having the opportunity to learn new skills as well as have fun.

“Throughout the week the fun and enjoyment was a pleasure to see. Every area of the school was buzzing with activity,” said Mrs Lawson-Frost.

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