Taking on the Flying Trapeze by Katherine Sims of Weekday High

August 24, 2011 in Youthcast by Molly Adams


You’re probably hearing a whole bunch of back to school nonsense right now: features about homeschooling, tracking, uniforms, extended school hours, curriculum changes.YouthCast takes you to where you want to be in these precious last days of summer: not sitting at a desk in a classroom, but flying 50 feet in the air as you learn how to use the trapeze at circus school.

Katherine Sims of Weekday High takes on an adventure with the help of her older brother.

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Weekday High churns out a bunch of awesome stories every summer, as apart of their high school internship program. Here's Katherine's more "back-to-schooly" piece about homeschooling, as told by the kids who live it and the parents who run it.
Intro music is Something Elated (Broke For Free) / CC BY-ND 3.0

Outro music is Boogie (Christian Muela) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

The image we used in this post is of Emma Ward, a Wisconsin trapeze artist. You can see more photos from circuses from the late 19th- and early 20th- centuries at the Wisconsin Historical Society's web page.