Laughing, watching, trying things out for yourself – twelve-year-old adella sums it up like this: "you learn more here in a few hours than you do at school in a week." She and her friends of the same age explain why: "here you can move so much", says nicole, evgenia adds: "in school you have to sit still", and sabina is sure: "if you could move more in school, you would learn better." Here, that is in the circus tent of the children and youth circus luna (langendorf). It currently stands on the land behind the city music school. Inside and outside, circus director peter bethauser and his team have the full attention of a good 30 girls and boys from the kliegl middle school. Everyone is eager to learn, wants to join in on friday, 12. April. Then at 6 p.M. They presented the "history of circus" on. The whole story from 1807 until today", says bethauser.
Artists in fast forward
Public. In front of an audience. It takes artists. They are being "trained" at the moment in a fast pass. If everything works out – and it will – it will be a success for the participants. And success is good for you.
The unusual project came about as a result of cooperation between the circus, the kliegl middle school, its association, the city and its youth work, and the district office, which provided the space for the tent. "Teachers and principal harald botsch were totally open right away.", says bethauser. He spontaneously contacted the school after discovering that the federal ministry of education had launched a program under the motto "culture makes you strong" circus project e with children made possible. For over 15 years, his circus luna has been providing circus projects for children and young people on behalf of youth welfare offices, municipalities, schools and associations. The special thing about this school project: it goes directly to the social hotspot. "There are the houses where many of the children live", says bethauser, pointing to the former american settlement within sight. This circus project is the start. In the fall, the children will continue their training at school, and then for two more years with regular training sessions. Next week it's the turn of the sinnberg elementary school students.