• 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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    Staines Preparatory School
    Visited on: 16th June 2016
    Staines-upon-Thames
    01784 450909
     
    Circus Workshop
    All the children really enjoyed the circus! There was a wide variety of equipment and the activities were perfectly pitched for the different age groups. - Emily Brown

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    Brownies (1st Morley)
    Visited on: 13th June 2016
    Morley, Leeds
    07773 087433
     
    Circus Performer Badge
    We had a brilliant evening and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Even the leaders managed to juggle something instead of paperwork and time!! Would definitely recommend Shooting Stars for any group, big or small. - Mrs Jayne Edmondson

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    Mary Rose School (SEN)
    Visited on: 30th November -0001
    Southsea
    023 9285 2330
     
    Circus Workshop
    Excellent! - Jo Summers

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    Beavers & Cubs (12th/14th Battersea (Westside)
    Visited on: 13th June 2016
    South Battersea
    07779 103459
     
    Circus Activity Badge
    Excellent! - Andrew Cheeseman

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    Scouts (Three Towns District)
    Visited on: 11th June 2016
    Oulton
    07970 723729
     
    Circus Activity Badge
    Amazing fun Shooting Stars supplied a base for our Queens 90th Cubs 100th and Beaver 30th Let Party! Event David our Shooting Stars practitioner was wonderful with our young people, age range 6-18. He was able to adapt his repertoire to suit different ages easily and effectively. We all had loads of fun, and there was an awful lot of laughter emanating from the base. Thank you David and Shooting Stars....hope we didntt wear you out too much!! - Three Towns District Scouts Stoke-on-Trent

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    Cubs (1st East Grinstead)
    Visited on: 11th June 2016
    Crawley
    07530 566765
     
    Circus Activity Badge
    Thoroughly enjoyed by all - 1st EG Cubs

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    Shepperton Summer Fair
    Visited on: 11th June 2016
    Shepperton
    07787 545772
     
    Drop-in Circus Workshop
    A very good workshop for the fair. - Lyn Derrington

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    Scouts (1st Leven)
    Visited on: 09th June 2016
    Beverley
    07720 560067
     
    Circus Activity Badge
    Wasnt sure what to expect but it turned out a really good night. All the scouts enjoyed it and the leaders too. Disappointed there were no elephants or lions but it was still good fun. The scouts got plenty of time doing the skills themselves and this made it worth while from their point of view. - Ian Stones

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    Beavers & Cubs (1st Ightham)
    Visited on: 06th June 2016
    Sevenoaks
    07816 847504
     
    Circus Activity Badge
    1st Ightham Beavers and Cubs absolutely loved their Circus evening. One of the Beavers said it was their best meeting so far! Thank you for making it so much fun Milo. - Tracey Hayes

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