• 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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    Scouts (1st Crayford)
    Visited on: 17th February 2017
    Crayford
    07833 704995
     
    Circus Activity Badge
    We had a mixed group of cubs and scouts. The instructor gave clear instructions of how to use all the equipment safely and everyone had the chance to try the things available. All participants were kept interested and involved throughout the entire workshop with the instructor giving extra help along the way. A great evening which both helped them learn some new skills and have a lot of fun in the process. - Kirsty

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    Scouts (25th Birmingham 1st Beeches)
    Visited on: 14th February 2017
    Great Barr
    07415 347613
     
    Circus Activity Badge
    Fantastic evening - all the scouts enjoyed themselves and learnt new skills within the session. - Tom Paddock Chief

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    Brownies (1st Canning Town)
    Visited on: 14th February 2017
    Stratford upon Avon
    07886 556634
     
    Circus Performer Badge
    Our instructor Mylo was the nicest man possible. He arrived promptly and listened to my requests and accommodated them all. He demonstrated all of the equipment and went through the safety elements and was on hand throughout the whole experience to help and demonstrate further. He had time for the youngest brownie to the oldest leader! He stopped the session half way through for the brownies and guides to put on a show of what they had learned so far, which we did not expect but it made it even more amazing. Mylo even joined in with making juggling balls and popcorn making with the girls as they moved between activities which the girls enjoyed as it was all part of our circus themed day. A brilliant experience that I would recommend to anyone. Thank you Mylo for giving the brownies, guides and leaders a day to remember! - Rhonda Collins

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    My Time for Young Carers
    Visited on: 15th February 2017
    Dorking
    07786 446027
     
    Circus Workshop
    Thank you Steve for a great Circus session. Our young carers really enjoyed their morning. - Liz Roger

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    Girl Guides (1st Knowl Hill)
    Visited on: 10th February 2017
    Knowl Hill
    07944 447430
     
    Evaluation
    We had shooting stars visit back in 2008 and our group at the time loved it. Once again the girls had great fun, helped Im sure by Steves unpushy calm but helpful manner. I have already had a parent email to say her daughter was so excited when she got home she couldnt get her to bed!! - Nina White

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    Brownies & Girl Guides (1st Ewell Village)
    Visited on: 09th February 2017
    Epsom
    07764 938548
     
    Circus Performer Badge
    Absolutely brilliant night for both our Brownies and Guides. The two sessions were tailored appropriately for the different age groups and Paul the instructor was excellent: very patient, very good at explaining what to do and he made it so much fun! We would all really recommend Shooting Stars Circus Skills and look forward to a return visit by you in the future! - Mary Zoeller

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    Maytree Nursey and Infants School
    Visited on: 09th February 2017
    Southampton
    023 8063 0522
     
    Circus Workshop
    It was a fantastic day. All of the children really enjoyed themselves. Thank you very much. - Miss Alice Noyce

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    Northern Parade Infant School
    Visited on: 06th February 2017
    Hilsea, Portsmouth
    023 9266 2596
     
    2 Day Circus Workshop
    The children and adults both absolutely loved the time they had with you and we have very positive feedback from parents after both performances. It was a really valuable experience for the children, thank you. - Annie Cotton-Rowe

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    Brownies (1st Guildford)
    Visited on: 06th February 2017
    Guildford
    07816 627287
     
    Circus Performer Badge
    Great evening for both the Brownies and the Leaders. Would recommend to anyone. - Carolyn Hixson

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