SA Circus Centre - Home of Cirkidz (Cirkidz Incorporated)
What does this organisation do?
SA Circus Centre - Home of Cirkidz
Transformative Circus, changing lives.
Provide, nurture and inspire high-quality new circus experiences that connect, transcend and awaken our shared humanity through curiosity, art and play.
The South Australian Circus Centre is a not-for-profit, circus school and artistic performance program that has been around for over 30 years. We strongly believe in the benefits of holistic learning and we exist to empower and transform people of all ages through self-expression and learning in a safe, non-competitive yet challenging environment.
30+ years later we are still empowering people of all ages by enhancing their social, physical and creative development through value based training and a lot of fun!
Our experience and research shows participants in SA Circus Centre programs improve their confidence and coordination in a non-competitive yet challenging environment. Our youth and adult programs build on a platform of safe risk taking to improve strength and conditioning, encourage mindfulness and creative expression.
Uni SA recently completed a study of our school-based workshops, which concluded that circus based skills training in schools increases motivation and engagement in learning and can increase student planning and task management skills.
A further UniSA study to forecast Social Return On Investment in Cirkidz programs found that for every $1 invested, $7 of social return may be generated. Improvement occurred across four key areas concerning children’s mental wellbeing: stress relief, self-esteem, confidence and socialisation.
Young people disengaged from education and work
We all want the best for our children and young people but the evidence suggests that if young people are not engaged with work or education their future wellbeing is in jeopardy. They are more likely to experience social and economic disadvantage, poorer physical and mental health and be at risk of social exclusion in the short and longer term.
Low income families and the long term unemployed
Employment is a significant factor in our wellbeing. Employment provides financial independence, improves our physical and mental health, expands our social networks and builds our skills.
On the flip side, long term unemployment or underemployment negatively impacts our wellbeing. It contributes to poor mental and physical health, social isolation and poverty. And it can negatively impact the wellbeing of our children.