Raise money for your School or Event with a Big Top Day from Circus Sensible!

AMAZING Circus Big Top Days for School & Charity fundraisers to help you raise money for your School, Event, PTA or Charity, AND (don't forget) to have a Fantastic Day in the process!
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How does it work?

Step One:- Book a Circus Sensible 'Big Top Day' for your Event, Family Funday, School Fete, Charity Fundraiser, whatever you have planned!
Step Two:- Raise funds by selling tickets to up to three Shows and even the workshops, from Stalls selling cakes, Bouncy castle rides, Tombola, Local Estate Agents boards and more!
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Big Top Days for fundraisers include up to three Hilarious Comedy Circus Shows in the tent for 250-300 people. Outside we run a Circus Skills Workshop for up to 35 at a time. All we need is some level, well drained grass with access for our van. We need about two hours to set up and an hour to take down.

Example One:

A Fundraising Day with one of our Beautiful ‘baby’ Big Tops and three of our performers, including two one hour Shows in the Big Top plus Circus Skills workshops.
Shows can be for up to 250 per show and workshops for up to 200 children.

COST to the SCHOOL: £2000.00 approximately (including VAT).

How the School makes money:

School sells 500 tickets to the Big Top Shows at £5 per ticket
Cakes and Drinks etc.
Prize Raffle
Estate Agent boards
MONEY RAISED for the SCHOOL: £1600.00
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Example Two:

A Fundraising Day with one of our Beautiful ‘baby’ Big Tops and three of our performers Including three 40 minute Shows for up to 250 per show and workshops for up to 200 children throughout the day.

COST to the SCHOOL: £2000.00 approximately (including VAT).

How the School makes money:

School sells 750 tickets to the Big Top Shows at £3 per ticket
Cakes and Drinks etc.
Prize Raffle
Estate Agent boards
MONEY RAISED for the SCHOOL: £1050.00

The above are just examples based loosely on previous events. In our experience clients who have booked one of our Circus Big Top days for School & Charity fundraisers have charged between £1 & £7 for tickets for shows. Some schools have chosen to open their event up to the local community and with careful promotion of the event, have managed to raise many thousands of pounds.

  • “ Just to thank you for an AMAZING circus day yesterday. The children and staff had a fantastic time. The enjoyment and buzz around school throughout the day was inspiring. "
  • “ OMG!! What a day!! Kyle, Obby and Neil were absolutely AMAZING.  We all had such a ball and I haven’t laughed that much in ages.  The kids had a brilliant day, every single one of them was smiling.  Your guys were such a friendly bunch and very professional “
  • “ I loved the fact that 'I can't' just wasn't allowed and the grown ups were encouraged to push their own boundaries as an example to the kids- well done! Who knew I could hula!! “

  • “ 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!!! “
  • “ Not only did they entertain our pupils (and staff) but actively involved them in developing a range of circus skills. The performances and workshops fully supported our creative curriculum making learning fun and exciting “
  • “ They did more than just teach they entertained, inspired and went ‘above and beyond “

  • “ Mr Sensible was fantastic. The children were captivated and found his show amazing and hilarious! “
  • “ Just wanted to say what a FANTASTIC day we have had today. I have never seen so many smiles on the children's faces for the whole day. Every child from our Nursery children to Year 6 (and the adults), have had a brilliant day. We wish we could have had longer!!! “
  • “ It was a shear joy to see the children so engaged and enthusiastic about the event“
  • “ Easy to book and totally reliable, I can't praise them enough! “

  • “ Two amazing gentlemen, 1 amazing day. Thank you “

  • “ Just wanted to say how wonderful The Big Top and all your team were for us on Saturday at Muncaster Castle. All our children and families had an amazing day and absolutely loved the Big Top and everything that went with it. Once again, thank you a million “
  • “ Professional, flexible, funny and extremely talented they engaged children and adults alike “
  • “ No matter what the weather was like, when we were in the tent we were in a whole new place. The three guys that came were absolutely brilliant. It was so well organised and no hassle at all. One child left school saying "that was the best day of my life" “
  • “ Pete was amazing and was so flexible with the day to ensure all of our children managed to get the best of every workshop. Our staff loved it too - we all learnt something new and the children loved the fact that they could something better than us! The workshops inspired our writing for the week and we have had some amazing circus-themed stories “

Circus Skills Days

Circus Skills Workshops WITHOUT our Circus tent include a show/demonstration of Circus skills, plus workshops for each class (up to 35 children at a time). For Nursery upwards and for up to 320 children per day (maybe a few more). £295+travel+VAT.

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Just a quick email to say a huge thank-you for the fantastic day provided by Circus Sensible. Quite simply, in the two weeks of various agencies providing activities at our summer school, your company has provided the gold standard by which all other agencies that work in school should be judged!
From the start of the booking to the finish today the service has been nothing short of exemplary and I am already looking for the opportunity to book this again. - Roger Boulton, University Academy, Birkenhead

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Circus Sensible have been teaching and performing circus skills in schools and at all sorts of venues all over 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.

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Hi Clive, I just wanted to let you know that the circus skills training that Pete did with our Year One classes yesterday was absolutely fantastic! The children really enjoyed themselves and other teachers have been telling me today how well our demonstrators did in the assembly. Please pass our thanks and enthusiasm onto Pete :) - Emma Crilley, West View Primary, Hartlepool ( A day of Circus Skills Workshops)

An amazing day provided by Drew! He arrived early and extremely well resourced, and wasted no time in getting the reward day started! The activities were suited to the differing age groups and the children had a thoroughly enjoyable time. Even the sounding of the fire alarm he took in his stride!
Thanks again for a great day at very short notice! With regards' - Clare Cook, Hurst Drive Primary School, Waltham Cross, Herts. (A day of Circus workshops)

Our Circus Sensible day was wonderful. The children were totally engaged in all the activities. The staff had fun too, two of us learning to hoopla hoop at fifty plus! We have used the day to inspire storytelling based on a circus theme and many of the activities we did have been mentioned in the stories. It was a truly memorable day. Keep up the good work!

Hello Clive,
Richie delivered 5 sessions as part of our Diversity day today and was really good with the children who so enjoyed it. Can you pass on our thanks. I am sure that many of them will be trying to balance all sorts of objects at home tonight and we may see the diabolos making a come back in school. Thanks again - St Bede's Catholic Middle School, Redditch

'We had the pleasure of welcoming Jon to our school as part of a special week to celebrate our recent Outstanding Ofsted Inspection. From the moment he arrived it was clear we were going to be in for a hilarious day and the laughter was never-ending from start to finish. As well as having fun the children all developed their skills of perseverance, stamina, teamwork and listening! We ended the day with a showcase assembly which lots of parents attended in order to show off what the children had been learning. This worked so well and the feedback from parents and children alike was the best I have ever heard! Well worth every penny - thank you Jon!' - Helen Sullivan, St Peter's RC Primary School, Rossendale.

Dear all at Circus Sensible,
Thank you so much for such a fun filled day! All of the children really enjoyed the workshops and our visitor James was brilliant! The children are still chanting "James Sensible" down the corridors! James was extremely engaging and all involved were really impressed by him. Thanks again for your expertise! Will definitely recommend the company! - Charlotte Harvey, Lakenheath Primary school, Suffolk

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

I just want to say a very big thank you for the excellent day of circus skills that you provided for our year 3/4 children today. The organisation and timing of the day was smooth and appropriate. The activities that you provided were enjoyed fully by all of the children (and teachers!). As one of their teachers, I recognised that you brought out confidence and motivation in all of the children and at all times you were in control of their behaviour and their learning. Your rapport with the children was lovely to watch.
The children thoroughly enjoyed all of the activities including juggling, plate spinning and feather balancing. It was also great that they had the opportunity to have a go at other activities too.
I would highly recommend you and I have passed your details to one of our senior leaders for future events. - Cath Lawton, St Gregory's Catholic Academy, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

Hi Clive,
Apologies for this belated email. I just wanted to say a big thank you to Tim and Obi for the wonderful sessions they gave the children on November 8th. We were all really impressed by their professionalism and skill - both as circus performers and teachers. The children were mesmerised and we had the perfect start to our unit. Please convey my gratitude to them.
Best regards, - Damien Keene, Lion Academy Trust

Mr Sensible was fantastic. The children were captivated and found his show amazing and hilarious! His methods of teaching the basics of scarf juggling and feather balacing ensured that all children succeeded and were engaged. The variety of equipment he brought was vast and the children really enjoyed the opportuinity to try so many different skills. A brilliant morning - thank you! - Jamie Chadwick, Boarshaw Primary School, Rochdale, Lancashire.

Hi Clive, thank you so much for yesterday. The children all had a fantastic time. It was lovely to see even the quietest of pupils become so animated and involved in your sessions. Also it was interesting to watch the 'cool' Year 6's drop their guards and throw themselves into the activities with such gusto! - Helen Courtney, Aldford Primary School, Chester.

Dear Clive,
I would like to thank both Juan and yourself for a fantastic circus experience at our school. Despite appalling weather, Juan arrived and gave us an awesome demonstration to the school, before engaging in workshops all day. The sessions were well resourced and matched to all children's ability and confidence levels. His instructions and demonstrations made it really easy for everyone to understand and it was great to hear many children shout "Miss, I did it!" Thank you for a great experience, our school wouldn't hesitate to book you in the future and recommend you to other local schools.
- Lyndsey Thomas, Hardwick Community Primary School, Banbury, Oxon

Just a quick email to say a huge thank-you for the fantastic day provided by Circus Sensible. Quite simply, in the two weeks of various agencies providing activities at our summer school, your company has provided the gold standard by which all other agencies that work in school should be judged!
- Roger Boulton, University Academy, Birkenhead

Just a brief letter to say thank you for the input of your team into Activity Week at Bishop Heber. Could you please pass on our sincere thanks to Neil, who did an absolutely amazing job of both entertaining and instructing the pupils (and Staff!!) with his Circus Skills workshops on Monday.
The Year 9 pupils involved in the workshops really enjoyed themselves and took away some great memories of the day. They learnt some valuable and useful lessons and can hopefully put these to productive use in the future. There were very many positive feedback comments about the day, both from pupils and staff, who also enjoyed the activities.
Once again, thank you to you and Neil for your time and enthusiasm and we hope that you can be involved again in future years.
Mrs G Gauterin, Bishop Heber High School, Malpas, Cheshire

Thank you so very much for a wonderful day and evening at St Paul's Primary School in Hereford. The children had a truly wonderful day and have been buzzing about it ever since. Please do pass our sincere thanks to the rest of your team; it was a real pleasure to have you all here for the day. I hope we will be in touch in the future for another booking.
Rachel Read, Friends of St Paul's Primary School, Hereford

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

Circus Sensible ran a day of circus skills workshops at our Primary school.Clive was wonderful and engaged the children in all key stages. The children really enjoyed the day and gained a lot from their activities, remaining focussed and on task whilst having fun. We would recommend 'Circus Sensible' to anyone thinking of a curriculum enrichment day.
- Milton St. John's School, Tameside.

We invited Circus Sensible (and their big top) for a group of 11-18 year olds and the day was throroughly enjoyed - including by some teenaged circus sceptics! The company was very flexible with what was offered (we had a juggling workshop, african drums, and two multi-activity sessions), were great with the kids (and the teachers - we were used to demonstrate some activities) and I would certainly invite them back again. - Jenna Farthing, Oakwood School, Kent.

Hi Clive! You came to my school yesterday (Holy family) I just wanted to say thanks for such a fun time! If you saw me i was the girl with the pink nose and navy and spotty dress! It was really fun! Thanks again Circus Sensible! - Aleksandra, aged 10
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.
Call us for more information about Circus skills workshops, Circus tent hire, or any other aspect of Circus in schools.

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