Flow Circus 2017
On January 31, 2017, Saints Peter and Paul School focused on student appreciation day for Catholic Schools Week. Students in PreK-8th grades were treated to the performance of Flow Circus. Paul Miller, an entrepreneur and nationally touring artist, brought creativity and laughter to every activity he tackled in his exuberant show. His early career experiences in the hospitality industry and in street performing taught him that unhappy customers could just walk away. He learned quickly that connecting with his audience is the core of customer service. He went on to perform on stages, including off-Broadway, Disney Cruise Lines, and TEDx Creative Coast. He created a successful education company promoting active learning and playing through juggling arts. Through his performances, Paul leveraged juggling and other skill toys to create a positive impact on the students. He boosted students’ energy by strengthening their connections by sharing experiences of struggling, failing and succeeding. He created common ground for diverse cultures and skill sets. He connected students and teachers in an authentic and unplugged way. He shifted mindsets by redefining failure in how we approach stress. Lastly, he provided opportunities to practice new habits, and created a new self-awareness and a growth mindset for students. Emma, a fifth grade student, commented at the end of performance, “My cheeks are arching from laughing so hard! I loved it!” Flow Circus came to Saints Peter and Paul from Artivate, Inc., the Maryland States Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Business and Economic Development that provides financial support and technical assistance for activities and non-profit organizations, units of government, and schools, Talbot County Arts Council and Saints Peter and Paul’s Parent-Student Association
The sights and sounds of violin at Saints Peter & Paul from Class Acts Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Business and Economic Development that provided financial support and technical assistance for activities and non-profit organizations, units of government, and schools, Talbot County Arts Council and our Parent-Student Association.
Our musical talents