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Circus Skills & Big Top Days in Ashton

Circus Days in Ashton-under-Lyne

Circus Days in Ashton

Circus days for Schools & Events in Ashton under Lyne. Circus Skills Workshop Days & Big Top Days for Festivals, Fairs, Schools, Fundraisers, Corporate events, Parties etc. CALL NOW for Circus skills Workshops, Big Top days etc. in Ashton under Lyne and all over the UK
Circus days for Schools & Events in Ashton-under-Lyne. Circus Skills Workshop Days & Big Top Days for Festivals, Fairs, Schools, Fundraisers, Corporate events, Parties etc. From £330+VAT.

Big Top Days in Ashton

Days with our Beautiful Big Tops in Ashton under Lyne are an experience the children will never forget. Everyone sees a Comedy Circus Show in the tent, everyone has a go at a huge range of Circus Skills.
A Big Top day includes Shows in the Big Top for up to 300, plus structured or drop in Circus Skills Workshops. Our tents need level, well drained grass with no underground pipes or cables and with access for our van right up to the site.

Circus Skills Days

Circus Skills Workshop Days in Ashton under Lyne include a Show/Demonstration, plus Circus Skills Workshops in groups or as a drop in activity. For Schools, Festivals, Fairs, Corporate events and more. From £295+VAT.
Skills vary but can include Juggling with balls, scarves and clubs, Plate spinning, Poi, Devilstick, Chinese Diabolo, beginners Stilts, Feather balancing, Cigar boxes, Chinese ribbons etc. Unicycle and Tightrope can be included on request.
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Milton St. John's School, Mossley
“ 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 “
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Arts & Events, Tameside MBC
" Thank you very much to you and your team for coming along to Denton Carnival Fun Day. We hope the team enjoyed the afternoon as much as we did, the Circus Workshop was a huge success and we thank you for working so hard ”
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Littlemoor Primary, Oldham
“ Jon was brilliant and the workshop was amazing. The students really engaged with him and his energy was great! The students loved it especially the balancing feather part they are still talking about this today. All students were completely engaged and most of them showed off a skill and stood up in front of their peers which is amazing for them.”
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Wharton Primary School, Bolton
“ WOW, what amazing day we had from start to finish. Jon, Neil and Rosie arrived on time and were amazing. The children absolutely loved them and the warm bubbly personalities. The feedback we have had from children, staff and parents has been outstanding. with one child saying " This was the best day of his life and he will never forget it" Thank you so much we will be booking you again.”
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Greswell School, Denton
" 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 "
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Boarshaw Primary, Rochdale
" 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! "

Circus in Schools

Circus Skills workshops in Schools in Ashton under Lyne are suitable for Nursery, Primary, Secondary Schools and Colleges in Ashton under Lyne 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 Ashton under Lyne schools, such as Percussion workshops, African Dance workshops and Magic workshops. For details of all our Schools workshops in Ashton under Lyne or anywhere in the UK please explore our website or send us a message.
What does a Circus Skills workshop include? Our workshops are tailored to the event and age group and can include:

A Demonstration of the skills to get the day started with a bang! That's followed by the hands on sessions including:

- Juggling with balls, scarves and clubs
- Chinese diabolo (spinny thing on a string!)
- Devilstick or flower stick.
- Poi and Chinese ribbon
- Beginners stilts and bucket stilts
- Lolo balls
- Hula hoop
- Plate spinning
- Feather balancing
- Cigar boxes, fun wheels, unicycle and tightrope.

To end the day we can all get together in the school hall again so that some of the children can show off their new skills.

Learn how to spin a plate by clicking here!

The Science of Circus

"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." In brief, learning a new skill such as Juggling can hard wire our brains to work better and faster! Circus skills 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.

Recent Venues near Ashton

Parochial CE Primary School, Ashton Under Lyne - Circus Skills Day
Heritage Event, Ashton Under Lyne Town Centre - Circus Entertainment
Livingstone Primary School, Mossley, AUL - Circus Workshops
Cockfields Farm, Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire - Big Top Days
Alexander Club Hall, Ashton Under Lyne - Circus Workshops
Waterloo Primary School, A-U-L - Circus Workshop days
Cheethams Park, Stalybridge, Tameside - Circus Entertainment
Ashton Sixth Form College, Tameside - Circus Skills Workshops
Broadoak Community Centre, Ashton Under Lyne - Circus Skills
Inspire Academy, Ashton Under Lyne - Circus Workshops in School
SS Simon and Jude CEPS, Great Lever, Bolton - Circus Workshops
Saddleworth Show, Greater Manchester - Big Top Days
Swindon Academy - A Day with our Big Top including shows and workshops
Sale West Youth & Community Centre, Manchester - Circus Workshops
Boarshaw Primary School, Middleton, Manchester - Circus Workshops
The Runway Visitor Park, Manchester Airport - Big Top Days
Burnley Brow School, Oldham, Greater Manchester - Circus Workshops
St Teresa’s RC School, Irlam, Manchester - Circus Workshops
St Marys RC Primary School, Salford - Big Top Day
St Joseph The Worker RC Primary School, Irlam - Big Top Day
Etihad Stadium, Manchester - Circus Entertainment
St Clare’s RC Primary, Blackley, Manchester - Big Top Day
Green End School, Burnage - Circus Workshops
Anson Cabin Project, Manchester - Drum and Dance workshops
Quarry Bank Mill, Styal, Greater Manchester - Circus Workshops
St Richard's RC Primary, Manchester - Circus Workshops
Linnet Clough Scout Activity Centre, Disley - Big Top Days
Sedgeley Park Police Training Centre, Chorlton, Manchester - Circus Workshops
Flixton Girl’s School, Manchester - Circus Workshops
Navigation Primary, Altrincham, Greater Manchester - Circus Workshops
Mersey Valley Sports Club, Sale - Circus Workshops
Old Hall Drive School, Gorton, Manchester - Big Top Day

Benefits of Circus Skills

Circus Skills encourage creative thinking
Circus Skills reinforce positive learning
Circus Skills enhance kinaesthetic skills
Circus Skills instil enthusiasm in the learning process
Circus Skills boost self confidence
Circus Skills aid social & personal development
Circus skills promote cross curricular education
Circus Skills aid the formation of grey matter in the brain
Circus Skills are a fun gateway into physical education
Learning Circus Skills develops language skills
Circus Skills increases self esteem &self awareness
Circus Skills are fun, for children AND adults!
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.