The circus comes to Bellver
The annual Bellver International College Art Week opened its doors to parents, family, friends and the general public to the captivating theme "The Circus".
Festive flags and children’s drawings, along with the history of the circus deck the stairway to the school hall that has been transformed into an amazing circus. Music plays while an expectant audience of self portraits, painted by the entire student body, surrounds the hall.
The centre of the room has a large red and white striped crêpe paper tent, which houses life size papier-mâché sculptures of the master of ceremonies, a trapeze artist on a bar, a leopard that juggles golden balls on his tail, a sloth that hangs from a drape and a tiger wary of jumping through a ring of fire.
Another ring has a baby elephant. A crocodile waits in water ready to devour a skater jumping over it from a ramp. Nearby, a large horse with a diva on his back stands gallantly.
There are clowns that juggle, an ape with balloons, a Chihuahua on a skateboard, a magician on stage releasing doves from his magic hat, a seal dressed up as a sailor, an acrobat, a strongman, a poodle, a bear on a monocycle, a turtle fortune teller and last but not least, a cotton candy and popcorn stand.
The displays along the walls are filled with recurrent circus themes from all the Bellver students.
This years Art Week is a delight to the viewer and well worth seeing!
Bellver students get their first taste of adventure in 2016: climbing Penyals d’Honor
For the third year running, the International Duke of Edinburgh team has taken a group of daring Bellverians to Bunyola to put their outdoor skills into practice. Equipped with rucksacks, camping gear, maps and, most importantly, well-planned route cards the young adventurers completed the 600m climb in a record breaking time. The impressive views over Orient valley made them forget the strenuous exercise they had done to reach the summit. Next time they will have to allocate more time to explore the area and enjoy the journey since our expeditions are not a race.
There were opportunities to learn how to pitch a tent and cook a tasty meal. Participants were tested on their orienteering skills which will have to be improved for the practice expedition that will take place in April. A great experience that will be followed by even better ones!
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