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Local Link Wexford aid Social Circus project in Wexford to engage young people in creative and physical activity.

Garman is a brand new Social Circus project developed in partnership with the Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network, Core Creations, FDYS, Wexford Arts Centre and Local Link Wexford. The new initiative came about as a way to engage young people in creative and physical activity.

 

The group meet every Tuesday afternoon at Wexford Arts Centre and learn many skills such as juggling, stilt-walking, basic acro, hula hoop and many more. These skills promote team building, develop self-esteem, and encourage safe risk-taking and increase trust and responsibility.

"Local Link Wexford is delighted to provide transport for Sorcas Garman in 2019.  Without Local Link Wexford’s assistance many of the students would not be able to participate in this new and exciting programme “said Local Link Wexford Manager MaryB O’Leary.

The wide range of physical and challenging mental activities are proven to both stimulate, inspire, encourage and motivate young people to learn and grow. As the young people achieve certain seemingly impossible goals, their confidence and self-esteem soars. This has been proved in countless studies, most relevant here through the engagement of Youth at Risk in Belfast through the Belfast Community Circus and also in Galway through the Galway Community Circus.

 

Programme leader Enda Moran of Core Creations said: We want to support young people to have the tools to grow a community. Social circus gives them those tools through expression, co-ordination, self-awareness, confidence and joy. This all means good things for local development, it means good things for the atmosphere and environment of a place, it means good things for the culture of a place and it ultimately means good things for a community. Positive societies, proactive societies and constructive caring societies breed happiness and happiness breeds everything else.’

This project will run throughout 2019 and is very grateful for the support of all the partners contributing to its success. Wexford Local Development, FDYS, Wexford Arts Centre, Local Link Wexford, Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network and Core Creations

If you want to find out more, please contact Lucy Medlycott | Director of ISACS Network | www.isacs.ie