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Circus Skills

Discussion in 'Primary' started by katman, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. Our PTA want to provide a treat for Y6 before they leave and have come up with the idea of Circus Skills Day. I have browsed around but would like a personal recommendation - it would be a full day of workshops preferably. I have been in another school when Splatz came in but can't find any info on the web for them, apart from references on other school's pages. All help gratefully appreciated. In West Yorkshire btw
     
  2. Our PTA want to provide a treat for Y6 before they leave and have come up with the idea of Circus Skills Day. I have browsed around but would like a personal recommendation - it would be a full day of workshops preferably. I have been in another school when Splatz came in but can't find any info on the web for them, apart from references on other school's pages. All help gratefully appreciated. In West Yorkshire btw
     
  3. I know of a great source for circus skills ideas. I would definitely personally recommend them and they are absolutely reliable. The company I have worked with provides excellent circus skills activities for schools.

    Including...
    Get Your Act Together - a package that focuses on performance in circus skills that culminates in the pupils doing a performance.

    Circusize - a package for PE that focuses on the health benefits of circus skills.

    Plus a more relaxed option, just a give-it-a-go session.

    Hope these links help...
     
  4. Waiguoren

    Waiguoren New commenter

    That sounds fun - good luck with it!
    I do a lot of circus skills myself, so I think it's a great idea. Have you seen Activity TV? The videos on there could be a useful resource: http://www.activitytv.com/magic-tricks-for-kids and http://www.activitytv.com/juggling-for-kids
    Diabolos are really easy to get the hand of - Year 6 children, some at least, should be able to master spinning and throwing them easily enough.
    Balloon modelling - you can buy pencil balloons and pumps easily, and some models are very simple. For example, here it tells you how to make a dog (which can easily be adapted to a giraffe, mouse or elephant): http://www.balloonhq.com/highlights/dog/
    Good luck!
     
  5. I do a lot of Circus Skills and run a club at my school.

    I'm in South Yorkshire but I would recommend Greentop Circus. I train at their base in Sheffield regularly and I know that they run School Workshops.

    http://www.greentop.org/school-and-community-outreach.html
     

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