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ANWSD students schooled in circus arts

FERRISBURGH CENTRAL SCHOOL students get a thrill practicing a new skill — catching and throwing scarves — in the school gym on Feb. 5, the first day of circus educator Troy Wunderle’s week-long artist-in-residency at Ferrisburgh’s elementary school. Wunderle also spent a week teaching circus tricks to Vergennes elementary students. Independent photo/Steve James

You might not think of circus skills such as juggling, plate-spinning and clowning as educational activities. Administrators, family members and students at Vergennes Union Elementary and Ferrisburgh Central schools would beg to differ after Troy Wunderle’s recent weeklong visits to each Addison Northwest School District building.

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