Faire le Clown: Initiation Program for Circus Arts


French Immersion, Cultural Activities, District-level initiative, Vancouver Island Region, 2016-2017


The program described below was in every French Immersion (FI) school over the course of a week. It is run I 00% in French. "Since it's inception in 1993, the "youth circus" has set a standard for being a wonderful inspirational tool for children. Teaching them to persevere in their personal projects while building a willingness within them to create and to succeed."


Absolutely successful. Every child in every FI school ages through a series of circus training stations. The smiles and laughs and memories are irreplaceable. The instructor is talented, kind and patient. Bravo Benoit! The children feel valued and confident when they leave the gym. Some children are chosen to attend a special camp over spring break if they have an aptitude for the activities.


  • Name: Tim Davie
  • Contact email: tdavie@sd68.bc.ca
  • School district: #68 Nanaimo-Ladysmith