Inclusive extracurricular activities – Palestinian Circus School

We recently read two articles from Medical Aid for Palestinians about their partner, the Palestinian Circus School, and wanted to share them as an interesting example of how inclusive learning is not restricted just to learning in formal schools. (Read the articles from June and October 2019). The articles share the story of how the Circus School works with children and young people, including those with learning disabilities, to develop physical fitness, teamwork and social skills, understanding of equality and respect, and self-confidence through circus activities. The children and young people also put on shows and their performances are an effective advocacy tool about inclusion.

If you are interested in more stories like this, about using performing arts to support inclusion, check out the following articles from EENET’s Enabling Education Review:

Reintegrating children in street situations into schools in Haiti

Using the ‘arts’ in inclusion, Cambodia

‘Beyond Flying’: A pupil voice project in England

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