Dublin Elementary School fifth-grader Mitchel Fackler spun plates like a pro Friday.
"The students were able to experience things they never thought possible and succeed," said Pam Shields, Dublin PTA member. "They went to the circus for a day and performed too."
Shields was talking about CirqueAmongus circus, a group that gives students an inside look at the circus, then teaches them how to become part of the show. By the end of the day, students like Mitchel are able to spin plates, juggle and walk the tight rope.
"It's a day some of them will keep in their hearts for a lifetime," said Shields. "A day that will help some of them overcome obstacles for the rest of their lives."
The school has 543 students and all who attended that day were in the circus.