Jugglebox offers theatre-style teaching
Dubai, May 18, 2010
Dubai-based Jugglebox, which uses circus skills and comedy to teach positive attitudes, has launched an interactive, theatre-style teaching system for school children.
The Jugglebox, a new “edu-tainment” concept, is the brainchild of Ian McKellar, the company’s chairman, who has 30 years of experience in motivational speaking and educational theatre, a statement said.
“There is immense power in presenting circus skills to entertain while educating, because positive life skill messages presented visually are much more easily remembered and acknowledged by the audience,” said McKellar, main performer in all Jugglebox shows.
“Circus-style teaching has already proved its worth in Australia and Canada, and now students across the UAE can benefit from this novel learning system, too.”
“I have carefully designed two main shows for primary students called The Healthy Chef Show and Mr Dropsy’s Feelgood Circus; additionally I didn’t forget the teenagers and the sensitivity of this age Juggling Your Priorities Show focuses on senior students, encouraging positive esteem from an early age by teaching them how to set and achieve personal goals within their own level of ability,” McKellar said.
Schools can choose from three Jugglebox stage shows, covering healthy eating and nutrition, behavioural skills and personal goals and visions.
All shows present the messages with a high level of circus skills and comedy, making the format memorable as well as entertaining.
Maz Anastas, a qualified teacher and general manager of The Jugglebox, said: “The Jugglebox brings a new approach to education by using a fun, entertaining and memorable format to teach youngsters serious, life-enhancing issues that they can carry forward into their adult life.”
“Of course, we are also keen to work with schools, teachers and parents to further develop our programmes to ensure they bring maximum value to education in the region. We encourage their suggestions and feedback,” Anastas added. – TradeArabia News Service