TRAVELLING SHOW: Naomi Evans with her daughter Isabel, 12, and her son Cash, 4, fitting in some quality family time between jobs.
TRAVELLING SHOW: Naomi Evans with her daughter Isabel, 12, and her son Cash, 4, fitting in some quality family time between jobs. Kate Darvall

Travelling show kids learn in a semi-trailer

IT'S all fun and games on the road for travelling show kids until Monday morning.

Travelling from show to show across Australia, Naomi Evans said her children went to school just like everyone else's, only it was slightly different.

"We have two classrooms that travel around with us wherever we go," Mrs Evans said.

"It's a big semi-trailer and pulls out just like a normal classroom."

The fourth generation show-woman said people who travelled from show to show were "like one big family".

Mrs Evans said there were about 60 children in the travelling show school and the semi-trailer suited them perfectly.

"It goes from 9am until 3pm unless school has to pack down because the show's moving on," she said.

Although unusual, she said the show school still provided a classroom environment for the kids.

"They have a classroom and a teacher," she said.

"We usually try to work on a two year contract with teachers so the kids have that stability too."

Mrs Evans said it was all her family knew.

"My parents and my grandparents travelled with the show, my great grandfather too," she said.

"It'll be five generations with my girls."

Mrs Evans said her daughter Isabel would leave the travelling show lifestyle next year and go to a "normal school" in Brisbane.

"She's a bit apprehensive but it'll be good to mix with other kids," she said.

Mrs Evans said life on the road could be rough for the kids.

"Sometimes they've got to do their work driving along in the truck," she said.

"(But) you see some beautiful places and everybody knows everybody," she said.

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