• 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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    Girl Guides (Wigan Division)
    Visited on: 13th July 2019
    Billinge Orrell Wigan
     
    Circus Workshop
    Thank you so much for making our circus skills workshop so enjoyable. The girls had a fantastic time and all leaders had nothing but praise for Steve the content, pace, enthusiasm were exceptional. - Ann Lee

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    Brownies (17th Abingdon)
    Visited on: 22nd June 2019
    Stanton-St John
     
    Circus Workshop
    Fred was very supportive towards the girls and encouraged them all in their participation. - Denise Roberts

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    Cubs (1st Cadbury Heath)
    Visited on: 09th July 2019
    Warmley Bristol
     
    Circus Workshop
    Steve ran one of the best evenings of the year for our cub group. All the children had a fantastic time, learned new skills and were completely engaged for the whole 90 minutes. The session was run at the perfect pace, giving plenty of time to practice but also giving them new things to try. I would thoroughly recommend Shooting Stars to anyone who works with young and not so young people. - Jane Rycraft

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    Cubs (1st Ashcombe)
    Visited on: 10th July 2019
    Weston-super-Mare
     
    Circus Workshop
    Steve was excellent, really friendly and a great instructor, kept the cubs completely engaged, enthralled, and amazed throughout. They all had a fantastic experience and learnt new skills. It was a brilliant evening which the leaders enjoyed too. - Amy Neal

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    Brownies (13th Worcester)
    Visited on: 25th June 2019
    Ombersley
     
    Circus Workshop
    A brilliant evening. The Brownies had so much fun and completed their Circus Performer badges. - Kathryn Beardshall

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    Haberdashers’ Monmouth Nursery School Fair
    Visited on: 05th July 2019
    Monmouth
     
    Circus Workshop
    EXCELLENT!!! - Emma Wallace-Carlsen

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    Radbrook Primary School
    Visited on: 03rd July 2019
    Shrewsbury
     
    Circus Workshop
    We booked this experience for a treat for the children and it was just that! All 3 classes had a fun packed workshop and my class thoroughly enjoyed plate spinning! I would definitely recommend them! - Leanne walsh

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    Cubs (5th Bexleyheath)
    Visited on: 06th July 2019
    Biggin Hill
     
    Circus Workshop
    Later start due to problem with original instructor but we were kept informed of what was going on - giving us time to rearrange our other activities. The session was great and because of the diversity of skills there was something for everyone- of all ages. - Sue Hazell

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    Rainbows Brownies & Girl Guides (Southgate Division)
    Visited on: 07th July 2019
    Colney Heath St Albans
     
    Circus Workshop
    Fred was absolutely brilliant. He rang just before to find out the number of girls and how they would be split for the three one-hour sessions and arrived 30mins before the start time, giving time to unload. He demonstrated and gave clear instructions which included safety issues relevant to each piece of equipment. He supported the Rainbows which meant they achieved success particularly with the plate spinning and helped the Guides with the unicycle etc and encouraged them with specific instructions to improve. Fred mentioned a few girls who were especially good at the activities. The Brownies were also challenged and tried their best, all achieving success in some way. Fred showed exceptional skill, patience and positivity during all three of the hour sessions he did for us, with no break. He was friendly, kind and delightful-definitely a star! The girls loved it all and I’ve had positive comments of praise from all the other leaders present and from many of the girls themselves. Also thank you for fitting us in at quite short notice. Thank you so much. It was just perfect. Best wishes Daphne - Daphne Gunn

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