• 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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    Rainbows Brownies & Girl Guides (Ashton Park District)
    Visited on: 08th June 2019
    Forton, Lancaster
     
    Circus Workshop
    Brilliant!! We held a district sleepover for over 50 Rainbows, Brownies and Guides with a greatest showman theme and invited Shooting stars to run two workshops. Our performer was excellent with the girls and properly taught the girls how to learn some of the circus skills from learning from the beginning to building up on what theyve learned. There was opportunities for team races, perform what theyve learnt in front of their peers, dress up like clowns and a free play with all the equipment at the end which was lots to choose from and a good variety for the different ages. I would definitely recommend shooting stars and would hire them again in the future...thank you - Helen Gordon (District Commissioner)

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    Girl Guides (Leatherhead Division)
    Visited on: 08th June 2019
    Little Bookham
     
    Circus Workshop
    The Guides had a fabulous time and were engaged throughout. - Dax Patel

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    Verwood Church of England First School
    Visited on: 06th June 2019
    Verwood
     
    Circus Workshop
    We've already received positive emails from parents saying about how much their children enjoyed the circus skills workshop. Paul was friendly and great with the children and they loved all the activities and games. - Alison clay

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    Foreland Fields School
    Visited on: 05th June 2019
    Ramsgate
     
    Circus Workshop
    A fantastic workshop that engaged our SEN students. It helped develop fine and gross motor skills, concentration, coordination and communication...and it was really fun! A really enriching activity. - Ian White

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    Frimley CofE Junior School
    Visited on: 04th June 2019
    Frimley Green Camberley
     
    Circus Science Show
    Myles was great and the show and workshops were excellent. - Sarah Phillips

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    Hockley Heath Primary Academy
    Visited on: 04th June 2019
    Hockley Heath Solihull
     
    Circus Workshop for Nursery Children
    A really fun interactive hour for our nursery children. Paul pitched the session just at the right level were all the children were fully engaged. Thoroughly recommend the workshop for Nursery and above. - C Wishart

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    Malvern Theatres
    Visited on: 30th May 2019
    Malvern Link
     
    Circus Workshop
    Thank you to Steve and the team for delivering another high quality workshop. Everyone had a great time, and was a great turnout of numbers. Fab communication too frorm booking to the day of the event. Thank you! - Rhiannon Williamson

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    St Anne Line Catholic Junior School
    Visited on: 03rd June 2019
    Basildon
     
    Circus Science Show & Circus Workshop
    Very good, will book again if a different show is avaliable next year. - Nuala Gallagher

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    Knaphill Methodist Church
    Visited on: 01st June 2019
    Knaphill
     
    Family Event
    As always, Steve was brilliant and kept even the most boisterous and/or shy children engaged in the activities, and the parents had as much fun as their children. There was such a wide variety of equipment available, that there was nothing extra that we could have wished for. What is so nice is that in the "free time" the children can pick and choose whatever they particularly want to do and no-one says "no, dont touch"! Thank you again Steve, both your sessions have been great fun and altho the numbers attending were few, everyone who came had a really good time and those who didnt dont know what fun they missed. - LINDA TODD

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