Welcome to Splats Circus Skills days
Firstly many thanks for your interest in Splats circus skills. Our days provide a fun, positive learning experience that will live in the memories of your pupils and school for ever.
I first learn to juggle in 1991 and was at the time training as a PE teacher. I soon realised what a great teaching tool it was and went on to complete my dissertation on how it could be a way of increasing participation and skill level in all sports. I have found it to be a INCREDIBLY effective way of boosting pupils confidence, co-ordination, focus and learning skills.
Splats are now the experts in circus teaching and training with materials and resources that focus not just on circus skills but on the learning skills they develop.
In an age where there is so much concern of sedentary lifestyles, Splats Skill play learning is the perfect positive solution. It draws on pupils love of challenges.What’s the next trick? How do you do that? Let me show you this? It gets them up active and sharing and not just by clicking a button. We really look forward to learning with you and your pupils.
Stephen Richards BEd PE Hons
Our lessons start with scarf juggling. They move so slowly they are a great way for young children to learn to catch and older to learn the juggling pattern. Visit the Circus skills shop for scarves>
Peacock feather balance
One of our favourite challenges is the feather balance. On one finger, the hand, back of the arm and eventually on the nose, chin or head. Visit the Circus skills shop for feathers>;;
We then teach a variety of tricks with one and two balls leading up to the three ball cascade juggling pattern. Visit the Circus skills shop for Juggling balls >;;
Our plate spinning challenge works for all ages, from spinning on the finger to spinning from the stick and then balancing it on the chin. Visit the Circus skills shop for Plates >;;
We then teach the art of poi spinning a great coordination challenge Visit the Circus skills shop for Poi >;;
We then teach spinning, throwing and catching of a diabolo plus for the expert some more fancy tricks. Visit the Circus skills shop for Diabolos >;;
Learn to twirl and move with the rhythmic ribbon – great for dance and movement. Visit the Circus skills shop for Ribbons>;;
Great rhythm challenge teaching delicacy of touch and timing Find out more >;;
Balance and ride challenge for all ages – spin a plate at a same time Find out more >;;
Free Family Workshop with every Splats Circus day
Every Circus skills day can end with a free family workshop for the children to show off their new skills to their mums and dads, brothers and sisters. Circus skills are all about learning and passing on skills and our family workshop is a great way for the pupils to do this.
- Splats Circus Skills day
- All the skills we teach
- Circus Projects
- Family workshop
- Bookings and Prices
Splats Circus Skills Day
Splats have been running circus days in schools since 1992. We are very proud to have become such an important part of so many schools curriculum.
Circus Skills Learning
Our days are all designed by Stephen Richards. Steve began exploring circus skills during his training as a P.E. teacher and wrote his dissertation on how it was an alternative way to engage pupils of all levels in sports. This pioneering work has led to Steve designing projects for The Home Office, Arts councils and The Sports Council to name a few. Splats teachers and teaching materials now help thousands of schools all over the country use circus skills to help pupils with their hand eye coordination, balance, learning skills, confidence building and teamwork. Splats Circus skills have taught in 1000s of schools, colleges, nurseries, playschemes, youth centres across the UK and are always here to help and advice on any circus skills matter. Our circus skills day will leave you with inspired, skillful and happy pupils – guaranteed.
Circus Skills Assembly
A Splats Circus skills day starts with a fun circus skills assembly for the whole school for the Splats teacher to show off their skills and for the pupils and some of the teachers to join in.
Circus Skills Classes
This is then followed by up to 7 classes of circus skills. We teach all the skills above, adapted to age and level of the group. It is suitable for nursery through to Secondary, Special Needs and adults. Maximum no per lesson is 35 unless otherwise agreed. .Lesson guide times are: Assembly – 15 – 30 minutes. Nursery and Reception – 30 – 45 minutes. Year 1 – 3 – 45 minutes to 1 hour. Years 4 – 6 secondary – 45 minutes to 75 minutes.
Circus Skills Project
A Splats Circus day is the ideal inspiration or finale for a Circus skills project. We can teach just one class or two for a circus morning and help the class work towards their own circus performance.
Circus Skills Town
We have our very own circus skill script called Circus Town where a teacher can put on a circus skills show with their pupils even if they have no previous experience of circus skills. Our Script comes free with every circus day booked. See our Circus Kids town page for some great colour in materials and word searches.
Circus Skills Equipment pack
Splats have a range of circus equipment which has been selected for ease of learning and teaching for pupils. For details visit our Circus Skills Shop.
Circus Skills Teaching Packs
We have Circus Packs which are designed for Infant, Junior and Secondary at discount prices for schools and community groups.
Circus Skills Resources
All our circus days come with Circus teaching materials including History of circus skills, History of circus toys, Circus teaching book, Circus colour in book, Circus town show and our circus town script for the pupils to perform. If you are working on a circus project or topic also see our Circus project page
A great part of the day where the pupils get the opportunity to show their parents what they have learnt and beck me the teachers themselves.
Splats Circus Skills Bookings
To book Splats drop us an email via our Contact page or email Mike direct at email@example.com. If you have any questions do drop us a line or give Mike a ring on 07944 283659 or 0800 028 8101.
For bookings and prices please fill in the form below
Splats Circus Day
Circus Skills day
All our days are adapted to age and level and for any event.
Splats Circus Day
Our classic circus day involves an assembly show, followed by circus lessons for all the pupils.
At the end of the day is a family circus workshop so the pupils and teachers can share what they have learnt with all the parents.
Up to 210 pupils in a day and more is possible.
Includes: Splats circus resources, teaching book, project pack.
Learning Objectives for the day
- Introduce pupils to circus skills
- To learn that when learning new skills making a mistake such as dropping a ball is an inevitable part of the learning process and vital to give our brains the information required to learn the skill.
- Improve coordination, balance, rhythm, focus, gentle use of effort
- To encourage parents and pupils to carry on practicing at home.
- To enable to the teachers at the school to use juggling and circus as part of the P.E and drama lessons or as a break to stimulate the mind.
The focus is on Splats Skills Play Learning – see below
Playful practice and refining of skills which strengthen physical and mental learning capacity.