Circus skills

Local students are getting a lesson in circus skills this week.

Even the teachers at Scotia-Glenville got to pretend to be circus performers this week.

“It’s harder than it looks, isn’t it?” said Lincoln Elementary School third-grade teacher Kathy Powers, who was attempting to spin a plate on a stick on Thursday. “I don’t know what the trick is.”

Incredible Larry and fellow circus performer Josh Edelman have been working with about 270 children all this week to teach them how to do these various activities including spinning plates, juggling scarves and playing with oversized yo-yos. They are working in small workshops with various grades. The week concludes with a circus assemblyman today featuring the fifth-grade students this afternoon and a performance from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the school on Albion Street.

“They do pick it up pretty well. They’re learning some really tough stuff in a very short period of time,” said Larry (Rundle), who lives in Schenectady.

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