Circus Skills Workshop for Primary Schools
Usually these are a half day or a whole day. We start with a show in assembly to the whole school demonstrating the various skills that will be taught in the day. The show also includes an introduction, a little history on the circus, and some handy-dandy tips on how to practise and learn effectively. Plus a few fancy tricks of my own. Then we move on to workshops for each class separately. These commonly work best at around an hour each (or half an hour for Nursery and Reception). These can be timetabled to work around the school's own schedule.
Each workshop includes a warm-up game and training in several circus skills props. Plus a plenary discussion of what we have learned.
In addition to learning the particular circus skills, this type of workshop can train other skills too.
- Mindfulness; though concentrated practise and dedication.
- Hand-Eye Coordination; through manipulation of objects.
- Self Control (both physical and mental); though practise and perseverance.
- Practise; the importance of practise and mastery in any facet of life.