Early Monday morning on March 14, students at Alexander Park Elementary School were still waking up as they walked in single file into the gymnasium. The children, although a little sleepy, were full of excitement for what was to come. The reason for the early morning happenings was due to some live entertainment; a circus put on by Caren Nagao’s Grade 1 class.
The Grade 1 students did not disappoint. Their action filled show had all the aspects a good circus should have and more! There were jugglers, a stilt walker, magicians, sword swallowers, a strong man, gymnasts, a mime, wonderful costumes, and a pair of hosts that had the full house chuckling and gasping with amazement.
The young circus group was well polished for having trained for the event for merely a month.
“The students came up with all the ideas by themselves. Then we began practicing. We actually performed the routine for the circus students at Lady Grey before the performance here at APES. For only having a month, they all did a fantastic job,” said Caren Nagao proud of her students.
After the near hour-long event, children returned to their respective classes, but this time they seemed much more alive for the week of studies ahead.