• 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

    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.


    Sneak previews of latest reviews entered: -
    Scouts (1st Shelford & East Bridgford)
    Visited on: 31st January 2018
    East Bridgford
    07990 571515
    Circus Activity Badge
    Possibly the easiest survey I have ever completed! The whole evening was a resounding success. The Scouts, and Leaders, all had a wonderful time and I will certainly be recommending Shooting Stars to other Groups in our District and I am sure that our Cubs would love to have a go so I will no doubt be in touch soon. - Steve Cumberland

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    Scouts Explorers
    Visited on: 01st February 2018
    Camden, WC1X 8LH
    07808 890922
    Circus Activity Badge
    Nick Putz arrived on time, was clean and well presented, we ensured there were help in unloading his van, as parking was made available too. Nick was supplied a cup of tea, and was introduced to 20 Explorer Scouts aged 15 to 17, he provided a full safety brief, and immediately engaged all Explorers into balancing, and progressed to juggling - even some Leaders joined in. Nick has a fantastic control and presentation skills, and I have highly recommended him to other Scout Groups. We helped re-load the van too ! What was provided was excellent, and fully engaged the young people. Some older ones too - Donald Elliot

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    Beavers (1st Cowbridge)
    Visited on: 01st February 2018
    07799 036337
    Circus Activity Badge
    This is the second time Shooting Stars has come to our Beaver Scout Group. Once again, they were excellent. Steve is great at engaging the kids from the very start and he has some awesome methods for keeping everyone under control which we intend to copy. Steve taught plate spinning and flower sticks to the kids, and broke each skill down into easy tasks so that children of all abilities felt they had achieved something new. At the end of the session he had loads of other circus items they could try out like mini bikes, unicycles, juggling scarves as well clown dress-up items. Shooting Stars was also very good value for money as we arranged for them to do a session with the Guides after us which brought the cost down to under £5 a head. - Eluned Moran

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    Scouts (5th Penwortham URC)
    Visited on: 05th February 2018
    Penwortham, Preston
    07507 866162
    Circus Activity Badge
    The whole experience was brilliant thank you - Mike Sullivan

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    Cubs (11th Gloucester (Hucclecote))
    Visited on: 07th February 2018
    07762 206607
    Circus Activity Badge
    Fantastic evening challenging cubs and leaders with a whole host of circus skills. Steves interaction with the cubs was brilliant and kept the interest going for the whole evening Cubs and leaders enjoyed a full pack night of fun. - 11th Hucclecote Cub Scouts

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    Cubs (1st North Worle)
    Visited on: 05th February 2018
    Weston Super Mare
    07380 632322
    Circus Activity Badge
    Paul was brilliant with the cubs he held their attention the whole time. I was impressed with the way he interacted with the cubs and they then responded well to him. Overall a great time was had by everyone. - Barbara millard

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    Girl Guides (1st Cowbridge)
    Visited on: 01st February 2018
    01446 773111
    Circus Performer Badge
    All the guides found it entertaining and learnt new skills. - Denise Burns

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    Scouts (5th Dorking URC)
    Visited on: 29th November 2017
    07968 264062
    Circus Activity Badge
    Fantastic workshop for our Scout Group - Vicky Barnett

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    Girl Guides (1st Shelford)
    Visited on: 22nd January 2018
    Great Shelford
    07812 019391
    Circus Performer Badge
    Myles was great. He really entertained the Guides and showed them a good range of skills and tricks. They really loved the workshop. - Steph Curnow

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