“I’ve been developing some work-arounds for the language barrier” – Sebastian, EVS volunteer in Sweden

I’m Sebastian Edwards & I’m a performer with Lamplight Circus and a trainer with Westside Circus in Melbourne, Australia. My work as a circus and physical theatre practitioner centres on the use of circus skills to illustrate narrative and thematic concepts and frequently incorporates themes and aesthetics drawn from fairytales and speculative fiction as well, increasingly, as queer issues. I …

“So far I feel most proud of creating choreography for the dance activity” – Madhavi, EVS volunteer in Sweden

Hello! I’m Madhavi and I have come from Australia to Orkelljunga Sweden to bring and teach circus! I am 19 years old and am working for an NGO on the other side of the world doing what I love. I find it incredible and inspiring as coming from a small town in Western Australia where I had gotten into circus …

First testimony from Danny, EVS volunteer at ACER Brazil – “what a life changing experience this is”

Hi, my name is Danny Pollard and I am currently volunteering for Everything is Possible (EiP) in Diadema, Sao Paulo Brazil. My receiving organisation and partner of EiP is ACER, who have a strong mission statement: “To rescue the dignity of children and young people promoting the transformation of the social environment. Serving our community using strategies for social transformation …

“York students in trip of lifetime to Australia”

This month, the Bristish participants spoke about National Treasures and the Youth Exchange in Australia, to their local newspaper ‘THE PRESS’. Click here to read the article. York students in trip of lifetime to Australia PUPILS from two York secondary schools spent a week down under as part of a youth exchange project which focuses on inclusion. Six students from …

ABC Melbourne speaks about the Youth Exchange

Great News! The National Treasures heat again the media thanks to the great work from Westside Circus. They invited ABC Melbourne to see the show and speak about the project… and they did! They published a video on their Facebook account followed by 100.000 people; and also on their website. Read the article via: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-21/national-treasures-program-sees-teens-share-culture-and-skills/9175094    

Evaluation & Departures – Eighth day

It’s difficult to believe how fast this week has gone! An incredible week.   So the project ended with the presentation of each participant’s Youth Pass and an evaluation meeting, before each group started their journey back home. A Big thank you to Westide Circus for the amazing organisation of this Youth Exchange; and to the participants for being so …

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 …