Students reach the heights at aerial skills

Daredevil youngsters were given a taste of how it would feel to be suspended from the air by just a couple of lengths of silk or a hoop.

R-L Terena Bolam, Emma Nicholls, Adam Osborn, Grace Byrne, Adele White and Bruce Kight from Spilsby Sessions House.
R-L Terena Bolam, Emma Nicholls, Adam Osborn, Grace Byrne, Adele White and Bruce Kight from Spilsby Sessions House.

As part of their fundraising efforts towards their Big Top plans, Freestyle Fitness in Louth held a Beginners Aerial Arts Taster Session at North Cotes Heavy Horse Centre in Spilsby.

Participants were able to learn the basics on aerial hoop, aerial sling, silks and trapeze.Freestyle Fitness needs around £6,000 to get their Big Top project up and running and ready for use, including tent stakes, rigging, equipment, safety equipment and a generator.

The taster session, on Sunday July 17, raised around £100 towards their plans.

Grace Byrne on the high ropes.

"It gave everyone the opportunity to see what it's like to do aerial in the Big Top,” said director Emma Nicholls.

The Big Top will be used for the Creative Heights project, a community project dedicated to bringing contemporary circus to Lincolnshire.

Adele White on the hoop.
Bruce Kight from Spilsby Sessions House.
Adam Osborn performing on silks.
Terena Bolam performing at the taster session.