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Christchurch school helping kids find their inner acrobat

Growing up, you might have dreamed of running away to join the circus, but not many of us go through with it.

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Circus class is a thing at St Margaret’s College. Source: Seven Sharp

Well now Christchurch's St Margaret’s College is helping kids find their inner acrobat and they want it as part of the curriculum.

Circo Arts teacher Danny Symes has a lot of big top experience.

“I've been doing it for 20 years but also I did my master’s degree in circus,” he told Seven Sharp.

After a trial, the girls under Symes’ tutelage are keen for it to be added to the school curriculum full-time.

Seven Sharp reporter Rachel Parkin went to try out for the circus herself in the video above.