• Intergrating Circus Skills with the Curriculum

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  • Facilitates personal development

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  • Recent research has proven the benefits of circus skills in Educational Programmes. It has been successfully used as an educational tool, and has been used therapeutically with children at risk.

    Circus skills can enable pupils to discover within themselves the skills which can provide all kinds of creative solutions. Skills such as concentration, retention, conceptual understanding and self-awareness, which can be transferred to a social setting and applied to more conventional learning situations in the core subjects.

    Over the last nineteen years, we have taken our 'Circus Skills Workshops' to schools, leisure centres, youth groups, play schemes, colleges, carnivals, fetes, and special promotions around the country. The workshop consists of a circus instructor and circus equipment.

    What are the benefits of children learning outside of the classroom:

    • Cross curricular education
    • Instills enthusiasm to continue learning
    • Reinforces positive learning
    • Creative thinking
    • Unlimited possibilities & opportunities
    • Self Confidence
    • Social & Personal Development
    • Kinaesthetic Learning
    • Inclusive physical education
    • Learning to learn
    • Language skills
    • Self-esteem and self-awareness

    Pupils recall the 'Circus Week' with great pleasure. They learnt different skills, which boosted their confidence and self-esteem. The curriculum is extremely well enriched through the very wide range of clubs, visits, visitors and events, which further widen children's horizons and contribute to their personal and social development.

    Stamshaw Infant School
    Mrs J Cooper
    Headteacher

    Circus Themed Week Show

    Click here to see the circus performance.

    Click here to see the circus show photos.



    Blue Peter Appearance

    We had the pleasure of teaching Andy Akinwolere, from Blue Peter, how to ride a unicycle. We had such a fun time and he was a good pupil!

    It was broadcast on 15/01/2008, but if you missed it then you can see it again here.

     

     
     
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    Brownies & Girl Guides (4th Mickleover)
    Visited on: 14th November 2017
    Mickleover
    07989 023231
     
    Circus Performer Badge
    Recommend as a great activity for Guide meeting - Linda Barlow

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    St Christopher's Fostering
    Visited on: 28th October 2017
    Chelmsford
    01245 392102
     
    Awards Day
    This is the second time we used Shooting Stars Circus Workshop for our Awards Day to recognise the achievements of our birth and foster children. All the children enjoyed the activities and so did the adults. We now have some very good tightrope walkers. We would definitely use Shooting Stars again. - Chris Nicklin

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    Brownies (1st Kidmore End)
    Visited on: 09th November 2017
    Reading
    07791 189266
     
    Circus Performer Badge
    The Brownies loved the workshop and were engaged and entertained for the whole session. They all learnt new skills and loved the range of activities provided. - Louise Ellis

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    Girl Guides (6th Twickenham)
    Visited on: 10th November 2017
    Twickenham
    07739 447318
     
    Circus Performer Badge
    Our trainer Sam was fantastic and gave 6th Twickenham Guides an amazing evening! - Caroline Roberts

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    Cubs (Hardwicke)
    Visited on: 07th November 2017
    Hardwicke
    07960 962867
     
    Circus Activity Badge
    EXCELLENT!!!!!!! - Justine Sullivan

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    Rainbows (1st Stanmore) & Brownies (6th Stanmore)
    Visited on: 01st November 2017
    Stanmore
    07967 328197
     
    Circus Performer Badge
    This was a well run session which kept the girls engaged throughout. There was loads of equipment and variation so that the girls tried out several different skills during the session. We had lots of positive feedback from parents as well this evening telling us how much the girls had enjoyed it. Thanks so much - Niki Caplan

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    Beavers & Cubs (4th/15th Netherne Chipstead)
    Visited on: 17th October 2017
    Chipstead, Coulsdon
    07764 603365
     
    Circus Activity Badge
    Very good evening with our Beavers and Cubs being well instructed and entertained in a structured way. The instructor was funny and engaging but safety conscious. They all participated well with the equipment provided. Thank you shooting stars circus skills. - Linda Brockwell

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    Scouts (26th Colchester)
    Visited on: 30th November -0001
    Colchester
    07802 508960
     
    Circus Activity Badge
    The kids had a great time and most gained benefits from Mylos encouragement. Mylo has great character and although the kids gave him some agro, especially a couple of them with issues, he kept them interested and involved and they all went home with more than they came with. - Tony Jay

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    Brownies (1st Hungerford)
    Visited on: 15th October 2017
    Hungerford
    07976 836649
     
    Circus Performer Badge
    We all had such a fun evening! Thank you - Charlotte Maclean

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