Isaiah Thomas, center, and fellow sixth graders riding unicycles during
rehearsal for the circus arts performance, Prairie Elementary School.
Photo credit: Tony Overman/The Olympian via AP.
– Lisa Pemberton penned this excellent story in The Olympian:
“Circus Arts puts teamwork in the center ring at Yelm school”
“Stilts, pogo sticks and unicycles have taken over the gym at Yelm Prairie Elementary School.
Welcome to Circus Arts, one of the most popular activities offered at the 530-student school.”
“Teacher LeighAnn Charlston began offering Circus Arts as part of PE classes when she arrived at the school about 15 years ago. Back then, she’d invite families in to watch students show off their balancing skills.
But then students began creating intricate, choreographed routines, she said. It’s now a big tradition at the school.”