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‘So Cool to Watch’: At-Risk Youth Empowered by Circus Training During COVID-19 Pandemic

The pandemic has been especially tough for families already struggling with other difficulties. As Gil Tucker reports, some young Calgarians are getting support with juggling their new challenges.

Lachlan Holmes-Pringle has only been juggling for a few months, but the 13-year-old Calgarian has a good handle on the fundamentals of his new pursuit.

“Don’t look at your hands,” Pringle said. “Look where you’re throwing the balls.”

Watching him practice, his 15-year-old sister is amazed at how quickly he’s progressing.

“He’s doing all these things and he’s so good at it,” Julianna Holmes-Pringle said.  “I’m so proud, because it has really brought him out of his shell.”

Lachlan picked up this new hobby thanks to Calgary’s Green Fools Theatre, which is offering free weekly online coaching sessions for some Calgary kids eager to work on their circus skills…

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