• Intergrating Circus Skills with the Curriculum

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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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    Thomas Edge Birthday
    Visited on: 04th December 2016
    Bishampton
    07761 592471
     
    Birthday Party
    Shooting Stars Circus Skills gave our 8 year old one of his best birthday parties. So much fun for the children & the parents who couldnt wait to have a go!. We were really impressed by the circus skills that the children mastered in such a short time. A great variety of activities from peacock feather balancing, juggling, riding the smallest bikes in the world, diablo etc etc etc!! We all loved it. Would highly recommend 🤗 - Ruth Edge

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    Scouts (3rd Bookham)
    Visited on: 05th December 2016
    Bookham
    07980 130270
     
    Circus Activity Badge
    Thoroughly engaged the scouts and Leaders. Each portion of the workshop was long enough for the children to try without being so long as to get bored. I look forward to inviting you back at a later date. - Fiona Page

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    Girl Guides (6th Stanmore & 5th North Finchley)
    Visited on: 05th December 2016
    Stanmore
    07801 140141
     
    Circus Performer Badge
    Our instructor, Paul Grainger, was loads of fun and all the Guides had a fantastic evening. We will definitely be using Shooting Stars again.Thank you very much. - Katy Lesner

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    Girl Guides (11th Hereford)
    Visited on: 11th December 2016
    Sutton St Nicholas
    07708 833151
     
    Circus Performer Badge
    We had Paul come and run a circus skills workshop for the Guides to achieve their Circus Skills badge. He engaged the girls immediately and taught them the various skills to be able to learn how to juggle, spin plates and balance feathers. They all really enjoyed the free time when they could try out all of the different equipment he had brought with him. - Melanie Stacey

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    Girl Guides (3rd Areley Kings)
    Visited on: 07th December 2016
    Stourport-on-Severn
    0775 2632396
     
    Circus Performer Badge
    The girls loved the evening, Thank You Paul - Helen Winter

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    West Sussex Alternative Provision College (WSAPC)
    Visited on: 08th December 2016
    Burgess Hill
    01444 232771
     
    Circus Workshops
    Staff and pupils were very complimentary about the workshop. It was felt that everyone who attended was able to achieve at some level. Learning was personalised to the pupils and was appropriate for their ages. It was an excellent experience for all concerned and I look forward to re booking in the summer. - Cathy Meyer

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    Brownies (2nd Bradfield)
    Visited on: 12th December 2016
    Berkshire
    07962 985592
     
    Circus Performer Badge
    The girls enjoyed the programme very much & I hope to book again for a District wide event in the Summer - Tanya Galliara

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    Rainbows (22nd Welwyn Garden City)
    Visited on: 12th December 2016
    Welwyn Garden City
    07966 216144
     
    Circus Workshop
    My Rainbow unit had a brilliant time at our circus skills session. Paul was brilliant ! he was friendly and provided for all the rainbows needs. A huge Thank You - Daryl Hopkins

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    Brownies (Gerrards Cross)
    Visited on: 29th November 2016
    Gerrards Cross
    07966 636471
     
    Circus Performer Badge
    It was a fantastic evening of fun with a patient and encouraging instructor. - Lynda Birrell

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