Circus Workshops in St Albans

UNFORGETTABLE Circus days in Schools in St Albans with or without our Beautiful 'baby' Big Tops. Circus Days are an Inspiring, Motivating and Fun experience for the whole school. A unique experience to engage students and enrich their learning, as well as meeting many curriculum objectives. A great alternative to School Trips, or as part of your Arts or Activity week. See below for recent Schools we have visited in St Albans and all over the UK
Video of a Circus Skills Day in a School with our Circus tent at a school in salford
With our Big Tops
Days with our Beautiful Big Tops are an experience the children will never forget. Everyone sees a Comedy Circus show in the tent, everyone has a go at a Circus Skills workshop. From as little as £3 per child!
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…or in the School Hall
Alternatively, Circus Skills Workshops WITHOUT our Circus tent include a show/demonstration of Circus skills, plus Circus Skills workshops for each class. For Nursery upwards and for up to 320 children per day. £295+travel+VAT.

Circus Skills Class in the School Hall at a Circus Day at a school in Lancashire
A Circus Workshop in a school in Coventry with Circus Sensible
"Just wanted you to know what an amazing day both children and adults had on Wednesday.
The children came back to class animated and there was a definite buzz about circuses, from both boys and girls.  The peacock feathers are definitely a hit.  The adults enjoyed the difference of the activity and the obvious exhilaration the children experienced."
Rosalind Brock, St. Catherine’s School, Swindon.
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  • “ They did more than just teach they entertained, inspired and went ‘above and beyond “

  • “ It was interesting to watch the 'cool' Year 6's drop their guards and throw themselves into the activities with such gusto! “

  • “ One of our younger children came up to me at lunchtime and shouted at me “this is the BEST DAY EVER!!! “

    • “ The performances and workshops fully supported our creative curriculum making learning fun and exciting “

    • “ Easy to book and totally reliable, I can't praise them enough! “

A Few Recent Venues in St Albans & Hertfordshire

Loreto College, St Albans - Big Top Day
Redbourn Recreation Centre, Herts - Circus Skills Workshops
Henham & Ugley Primary School, Luton - Big Top Day
Yewtree Primary School, Hemel Hempstead - Circus Workshops
Sauncey Wood Primary School, Harpenden, Herts - Big Top Day
Hockerill Anglo-European College, Bishop Stortford, Herts - Circus Workshops
Hitchin Priory, Herts - Corporate Entertainment
Dundale Primary School and Nursery, Tring - Big Top Day
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Hertford - Circus Workshops
Thorn Grove Primary School, Bishop Stortford, Herts - Circus Workshops
Harpenden Carnival, Herts - Circus Entertainment
Harpenden Free School, Herts - Circus Workshops
Flamstead End School, Chesham, Herts - Big Top Day
“The Chapel”, Shenley, Hertfordshire - Circus Workshops
Round Diamond School, Stevenage, Hertfordshire - Big Top Day
Galley Hill Primary School, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire - Big Top Day
St Albans Catholic Primary School - Big Top Day
  • Circus skills reinforce positive learning
  • Circus skills encourage creative thinking
  • Circus skills promote cross curricular education
  • Circus skills instill enthusiasm in the learning process
  • Circus skills boost Self Confidence
  • Circus skills aid Social & Personal Development
  • Circus skills enhance kinaesthetic skills
  • Circus skills provide a fun gateway into physical education
  • Learning Circus skills develops language skills
  • Circus skills increase Self-esteem and self-awareness
  • Circus skills make everyone smile, Teachers included!
A Circus workshop in a school with our Circus tent
Recent Scientific research has shown the value of Circus Skills and other physical skills in an educational environment. It has been recognised that the core skills which are utilised and developed when we learn and practice a challenging and creative activity such as Circus skills, can then be carried over into the more academic areas of education.

"Complex tasks such as juggling produce significant changes to the structure of the brain, according to scientists at Oxford University.
In the journal, Nature Neuroscience, the scientists say they saw a 5% increase in white matter - the cabling network of the brain."
BBC News

Activities such as Circus skills have been used with great success as an educational tool, as an aid to learning as well as therapeutically with children at risk and with children with special needs. Autistic children have been observed to respond particularly well to Circus skills in schools.

Circus skills are an opportunity for children and adults to discover and develop skills such as Concentration, Information retention, Concept visualisation, hand eye co-ordination and self awareness. These skills can then be used in many other settings including social situations and in conventional educational settings whilst learning the core subjects.

"A day without laughter is a day wasted." Charlie Chaplin

Circus Sensible have worked in Schools in St Albans and all over the UK, as well as community groups, charities and festivals for over 25 years, during which time we have been lucky enough to develop close working relationships with some of the very best tutors and performers in the industry. As a result we have a highly experienced team, who bring a wealth of cultural, performance and social experience to every aspect of engaging with young people, and teaching them core skills in a safe and encouraging, and above all, fun environment. We can teach not just Circus skills, but we also run Percussion workshops, Dance workshops, Arts and Caricature workshops and lots more Schools workshops in a variety of skills.
All our workshops and Activity Days are available in St Albans and all over the UK.
Plate Spinning in a Circus Skills workshop at a School in Guildford
A Few more venues from the last 12 months or so......

  • St Gregorys Catholic Primary School, Macclesfield, Cheshire
  • Northway Primary School, Maghull, Lancashire
  • Flixton Girl’s School, Urmston, Manchester
  • Cedar House School, Lancaster, Lancashire
  • Primrose Hill Community Primary, Ordeal, Salford
  • Castle Hill St Philips CE Primary, Wigan, Lancashire
  • Willaston CE Primary School, Wirral, Cheshire
  • Navigation Primary, Altrncham, Cheshire
  • Mersey Valley Sports Club, Sale, Manchester
  • Linnet Clough Scout Activity Centre, Mellor, Stockport
  • Hope School Liverpool, Liverpool
  • Hodge Clough Primary School, Oldham, Lancashire
  • Beech Hall School, Macclesfield, Cheshire
  • Kinnerton Village Festival, Kinnerton, Cheshire
  • Congleton Food and Drink Festival, Congleton, Cheshire
  • Springside Primary School, Bury, Lancashire
  • St Catharine's C.E. Primary School, Wigan, Lancashire
  • Browns Field, Prescot, Liverpool
  • St Peter's Primary School, Newton le Willows, Cheshire
  • Our Lady of Pity RC Primary, Greasby, Cheshire
  • Caldershaw Primary School, Rochdale, Lancashire
  • St Wilfrids School, Standish, Lancashire
  • Salford Lads Club, Salford
  • Ravenbank Primary School, Lymm, Cheshire
  • Quarry Bank Mill, Styal, Cheshire
  • Old Hall Drive School, Gorton, Manchester
  • Buckstones Primary School, Oldham, Lancashire
  • Acresfield Primary School, Upton, Cheshire
  • Atherton St Georges Primary School, Manchester
  • Blackley Academy, Manchester
  • St Clare’s RC Primary, Blackley, Manchester
  • Robin Hood Primary School, Circus skills workshops.
  • Wigton Moor Primary School, Leeds, Circus Tent, Circus skills workshops, Shows.
  • Dolphin School Summer Fayre, Big Top, Shows and Circus skills workshops.
  • St Mary’s CE School, Oldham, Big Top, Circus skills workshops and Shows.
  • Rendcomb College Junior School, Circus skills workshops.
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Primary, Ilkley, Circus skills workshops.
  • Bishop Heber School, Chester, Circus skills workshops.
  • Our Lady of Lincoln Primary, Circus skills workshops.
  • Delph Primary School, Circus Tent hire, Shows and Circus skills workshops.
  • Oldfield Brow Primary School, Circus skills workshops
  • Newhall Park School, Bradford, Circus Tent hire, Shows and Circus skills workshops.
  • Osmaston Primary School, Circus skills workshops.
  • St Wystan’s School, repton, Circus skills workshops.
  • Gayton Primary School, Circus skills workshops.
  • Whitehall School, Circus in Schools, Circus skills workshops.
  • Butlers Court School Summer Fair, Circus Shows, Circus skills workshops, Balloon Modelling.
  • St Bernards School, Burnage, Circus in Schools, Circus workshops.
  • Thistley Hough High School, Circus Tent hire, Circus skills.
  • Thorpe Primary, Peterborough, Circus Tent, Circus skills and Shows.
  • Sibford School, Banbury, Circus tent, Shows and Circus skills workshops.
  • Norfolk Lodge Montessori School, Circus skills workshops.
  • Hyde Clarendon College, Circus skills workshops, Circus tent hire and Shows.
  • Heathrow Primary School, Big Top Hire, Circus skills, shows in the tent.
  • Pictor School, Sale, Circus Tent hire, Circus skills, Circus shows.
  • Oakhurst First School, Circus in Schools, Circus skills workshops.
  • Radcliffe Riverside, Circus Tent, Circus Shows and Circus skills workshops.
  • Oakhurst Primary School, Circus skills workshops, Circus in schools.
  • Worthington Primary School, Leicester, Circus tent, Shows and Circus skills.
  • St Agnes RC Primary, Circus skills workshops in School.
  • St. Paul's CE Primary School, Circus Tent, Shows and Circus skills.
  • Moorside Primary School, Swinton, Circus tent, Circus skills workshops.
  • Trinity School, Nottingham, Circus in Schools, Circus skills workshops.
  • Greenfield School, Circus skills workshops.
  • Bradley Nursery School, Circus skills workshops in School.
  • Attleborough Junior School, Circus skills workshops.
  • Riders Infant School, Circus Tent hire, Circus skills workshops, Comedy Circus.
  • Our Lady and Saint Benedict Catholic School, Circus in Schools, Circus skills day.
  • Ladbrooke JMI School, Circus for Schools skills day.
  • St. Anne's School, Caversham, Circus in School, Circus skills day.
  • Carrington Junior School, Circus skills workshops.
  • St Thomas Primary, Huddersfield, Circus Tent, Circus skills workshops and shows.
  • Rose Hill School, Marple, Circus Tent, Circus skills workshops and Shows.
  • Leigh Primary School, Circus day including Circus skills workshops.
  • Woodham Burn Junior School, Circus skills workshops.
  • Oakwood Park School, Big Top hire, Circus Shows, Circus skills in School.
  • Great Bedwyn Primary School, Circus Tent with Shows and Circus skills workshops.
  • Sutton Valence Preparatory School, Maidstone
  • St. Bedes School, Redhill, A Day of Circus skills workshops in School.
  • Forefield Infants School, Circus skills workshops.
  • Christ the Saviour Primary School, Ealing
  • Eastover School, Circus skills workshops.
  • Birchensale Middle School, Circus in Schools, Circus skills.
  • Christ Church C Of E Primary School, Circus skills workshops.
  • Alder Community High School, Hyde, Circus skills workshops.
  • Town Farm Primary School, Circus tent, Circus skills, Circus shows.
  • Dedworth Green School, Windsor, Circus skills workshops.
  • St. Edwards School, Lees, Circus skills workshops.
  • St. Mary's Primary, Tunstall, Circus skills workshops.
  • Heron Park Community Primary, Eastbourne, Circus skills workshops.
  • Smithy Street School, Stepney, Circus workshops in schools.
  • Adlington Primary School, Circus workshops in school.
  • Diggle School, Oldham, Circus skills workshops.
  • St. Joseph's College, Trent Vale, Circus skills workshops.
  • Longford Park Primary School, Coventry, Circus skills workshops
  • Janet Duke Primary School, Basildon, Circus skills workshops.
Circus Sensible running a day of Circus workshops in a school in Bangkok

Circus Sensible in Thailand

Above are just a few examples of venues and events in St Albans and the rest of the UK from the last year. We have run Circus skills workshops in well over two thousand Schools over the years, in St Albans and the UK, Ireland and abroad, and days with our Big Tops at almost as many. Our Circus tents are also available for hire, and we can provide many other types of workshops for schools including Drum workshops, Dance workshops and Art workshops.
If you need more information about our
Circus workshops for schools in Manchester or any other aspect of our schools workshops, please contact us.
Juggler in one of our Circus workshops for schools
Circus Skills workshops in Schools are suitable for Nursery, Primary, Secondary Schools and Colleges and can be integrated into many areas of the School curriculum. All our staff are very experienced, have a wide range of Circus and performance skills and have CRB certificates. We have full Public Liability Insurance and can supply Risk Assessments on request. Circus Sensible also run many other workshops in St Albans schools, such as Percussion workshops, African Dance workshops and Magic workshops. For details of all our Schools workshops in St Albans and the UK please explore our website or send us a message.

Circus skills workshops in schools offer a huge range of benefits to children and adults of all ages and abilities. Often a Circus workshop in school is the only chance a child will have to have a go at these skills.
Perhaps the greatest benefit of having a go at Circus skills is that almost anyone can achieve so much in such a short time, giving the participant a great sense of achievement and immediate positive feedback from those around them. This leads to a more positive self image and an increase in self confidence in many children. Many of our circus skills workshops also include time for the participants to demonstrate the circus skills they have been learning.
Circus skills also help develop and improve concentration skills. This is particularly evident in those children with shorter attention spans. When we run Circus skills workshops in schools the teachers are often amazed that one or more children who usually have a problem concentrating are doing better than anyone else in the class!
Learning Circus skills also offers great benefits in terms of physical co-ordination and physical fitness. Circus workshops fit very well into the school curriculum under PE and co-ordination development. In fact there are many areas where Circus workshops offer great opportunities for curriculum enrichment.
These are just some of the benefits to be gained from Circus skills workshops. We encourage all these and more whilst always remembering..... CIRCUS SKILLS ARE FUN!

Circus Sensible have been teaching and performing circus skills in schools and at all sorts of venues in St Albans, the UK and Ireland for over 25 years. We have a huge amount of experience in working with many different groups of all ages and abilities.

The Circus Sensible van at another Day of Circus workshops in Schools
Link to some videoa of Circus skills workshops in schools
All our Circus workshops for schools are covered by CRB certificates
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Hi Clive,
Just wanted to let you know what a brilliant day we had with John Sensible on Tuesday. The children were fascinated from the moment they saw John.
The children loved the performance and have a fab time practicing circus skills. Even the teachers learnt a few new tricks!!!
Fun had by everyone - Louise Goodison, Greswell School, Denton, Tameside

Hi Clive, Just wanted to thank you and your team (Jon, James, Neil) for our school event on 18th July. It was amazing and everyone really enjoyed it. We were talking about it at our management meeting and hope to re-book when we have raised enough money for next year.
Your team especially made it an excellent day - huge thanks. - Patsy Jeeves, Wroughton Junior School in Swindon

Just a short note to say just how much the children in my class have enjoyed the event.  Many of the children overcame difficulties such as balance and co-ordination to achieve success.  Your manner with the children was excellent, being funny, amusing and making the children strive for excellence.  This has been one of the best days that the children have ever had (according to them- I can’t understand why they prefer your lessons rather than the literacy or maths lessons that I teach) Anyway, I have to say i have never laughed so much or been so proud of my bunch of children.  They cannot stop talking about it.
Thank you again it was a wonderful day.

- Debbie Aldread Assistant Headteacher, Pilsley Primary

Just wanted to say thank you for a fantastic workshop last week. The girls were totally absorbed and you had them eating out of your hand. You really are one of a kind! You were fantastic with the children you had a tone that kept them involved but allowed them to have fun. You had their respect from the beginning. The best night in ages! Thank you and we hope to see you again soon.
- Diane (8th Bebington Brownies)

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Circus Sensible provide Circus skills workshops and Circus days in schools with our beautiful Circus Tents. Our Big Top days include shows in the tent for the whole school and circus workshops for the children, class by class in a wide range of Circus skills. Suitable for Nursery upwards. Up to 450 children can have a go at the circus skills over the course of a day. Shows last about an hour and are equally entertaining for the teachers, which is important! Circus skills workshops cost £275+travel+VAT, days with our Big Tops start at £1275+VAT. We can also come for longer, anything up to week long residencies ending with a performance by the children.
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