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Percussion classes & Rehearsal – Sixth day

This morning, it’s the Brazilian group that lead the activities. They organised percussions workshops for all the participants.     In the afternoon, they rehearsed for the show they will perfom tomorrow. The day ended with a nice soiree at a Thai restaurant. Really good to see that the participants are getting on so well; breaking all cultural and language …

Rounders & circus workshop – Fifth day

The British group started the fifth day with a lesson of Rounders. Rounders is a english bat-and-ball game played between two teams. The players score by running around the four bases on the field. We’ve published some great pictures of the participants on Facebook: After some free time during the lunch, the participants headed to Westside Circus for some circus …

Drama class & tour of Melbourne – Fourth Day

On the fourth day, the Swedish group (lead by the amazing Neco) led a drama class. They delivered some exercices aiming at helping the participants to develop their imagination and acting with others.       After a nice lunch with Kangaroo steack for some, we all headed to Melbourne centre where Jane (the organiser of this Youth Exchange) took …

Aboriginal experience and Circus Workshop – Third day

The Third day started with an Australian Welcome To Country ceremony, with the presence of some officials. This is the start of a Aboriginal experience. During the ceremony, participants received a leaf of eucalyptus.   They also participated in a traditional face painting with Uncle Traver Gallagher. We used Ocra to represent various ancient symbols.   This was followed by …

Performances and Cirque du Soleil – Second Day

The activities really started on the second day. After a copious breakfast, the group headed to the Preston Market; a lively local market with foods and lots of activities for all ages. Today visitors had the great suprise to discover a performance from the Brazilian group playing different styles: Ohanna; Olodum; Hip Hop; Mambo and some that they composed themselves. …

Arrivals – First day

Here we are! After some long journeys, all participants have arrived in Melbourne, tired but warmly welcomed by all the team from Westside Circus and the Australian participants. The Swedish group already had a day out in the big Australian City, as they arrived on the Friday. The Brazilian and UK groups arrived late on the Saturday. The Australian participants …

Countdown to the Youth Exchange in Melbourne

In just a few days, our partner Westside Circus will host the second major event of our international project ‘National Treasures’: All participants are really excited to start this Youth Exchange in Melbourne! Participants from ACER Brasil, IFALL (Sweden), and The Hope Learning Trust (United Kingdom) will gather together with the participants  from Australia to participate in activities around the …

Meet the participants

From Australia Hannah “Hi my name is Hannah Patullo-Chapman. I am 15 years old, live in Melbourne, Australia and in year 9 at school. I have been doing circus since I was 9 year old and I would love to pursue a career in circus. In circus I enjoy tight wire, acro balance, tumbling and juggling (just to name a …

Media – “The national treasures of Shepparton”

Once again, our Australian partner Westside Circus made the news as they presented the 3 students that will take part in National Treasures’ youth exchange. The article was published by the Sport Sherrin Adviser. “The whole community is very proud of what Adam, Telaah and Kyrone have achieved with their talent and perceverence” “Westside Circus is one of four international …

Media – “Budding acrobats bound for UK”

Our Australian partner Westside Circus spoke to the Shepparton News about National Treasures. This article speaks about the future youth exchange they will host in November as well as the 3 participants who will take part in another youth exchange in York. “The students will also meet young people from Brazil, Sweden and the UK during the program and learn …

Start-Up seminar – Media coverage

During the seminar, our partner IFALL contacted the media. We had the pleasure to welcome a journalist from a local paper called HD. Partners explained to the journalist what the project was about. The article has been published on the following Friday 17th March 2017. Partners also promoted it on their own social media. Click here to read the article …

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