Short Workshops for Scout and Guide Groups
We start with a show to the troop demonstrating the skills that will be taught in the session. The show also includes an introduction, a few tricks, and some handy-dandy tips on how to practise and learn effectively.
The workshop then includes training in several circus skills props. Plus a plenary discussion of what we have learned. Or it could be more specifically focused on a particular circus skill such as diabolo or ball juggling. Whether you want a selection of skills or a single skill "masterclass"-style of workshop is likely defined by what you want them to learn from their experience.
In addition to learning the particular circus skills, this type of workshop can train other skills too. Such as mindfulness, hand-eye coordination, mental and physical self-control, and determination.
This sort of workshop can be in service to a number of badges for the troop and can be specifically catered to focus on these if you so wish.
- The Circus Skills Badge; learning the skills and being able to practise them effectively.
- Health and Well-being; circus skills are a life-long interest for many people and a great way to stay active and keep fit.
- Mental Health and Well-Being; many people find that the personal and social benefits of circus skills help to improve and maintain their mental health. A hobby pursued with passion can work wonders.