PSHE KS3 & KS4/GCSE: Children working in Russian circuses (pt 2/3)

Zachariah Fletcher, a 21-year-old actor whose parents were circus performers, travels to Kharkov in Ukraine where he joins Russian circus family the Averyushkins on tour.

Zach makes the 500-mile journey back to their home in Moscow, where Artem attends school for an assessment, and Zach explores how growing up as a professional circus performer has affected Artem's childhood.

Zach asks whether circus life and family life really are compatible with each other and explores the challenges that children face from the intensive training required, and how that is balanced with their education and social lives

This clip is from the series Children at Work: Circus.

Teacher Notes

Use the clip to help pupils to create a 'balanced life' plan, allocating time each day for studying, hobbies, family time and so on.

What are the most important priorities for the students and how do they prioritise their time?

How would this be different for children in other countries and in other cultures?

Curriculum Notes

This clip is relevant for teaching PSHE at KS3 and GCSE. This topic appears in Edexcel, AQA, KS3 and GCSE in England and Wales, CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland, and SQA National 4 and 5 in Scotland.

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