Roll up, Roll up, for the Greatest Circus in School
“Splats Circus skills days are devised by Stephen Richards P.E B.Ed Hons, developing from his dissertation into how to encourage participation in sports. This has lead to 1000’s of schools running the circus day both as a fun and challenging day but also as a way to incorporate circus into their PE curriculum.”
Recommended for: Circus Skills for PE, Circus Projects, Health Week, Treat, Learning Through Juggling, History of Circus.
Ages: Nursery upwards to adults as lessons made age appropriate
Amount of Pupils: One class to up to 215 in one day although more possible on request
Availability: All year – UK wide
A Splats Circus skills day is the perfect mix of physical and mental challenges presented in a playful way. Our expert Splats teachers use our carefully planned program to help pupils to challenge their perceptions, teach and observe each other and to work as a group to achieve success.
Pupils will improve their co-ordination and confidence and understand how the learning process works. A fantastic series of classes teaching juggling, plate spinning, diabolo, poi, ribbon and much more.
Learning to learn circus skills classes
A Splats Circus skills class is carefully structured to maximum success in stages. The beauty of circus skills is that the pupils can work at their own level and practice and improve through observation of their own learning and others. They work individually, in pairs and in groups on a variety of challenges designed to improve their skills get the learning lessons across.
Our lessons cater for all ages and we adjust our lesson plan accordingly. .
Pupils challenge their perceptions, teach and observe each other and work as a group to achieve success. Pupils are challenged at their own level and improve co-ordination, confidence and understanding of how the learning process works.
The Circus Skills we teach
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.
Slow and floaty for movement and creativity.
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.
Attention, imagination, determination.
Juggling is the perfect model for explaining how the learning process works. Focusing on letting the ball drop we help the pupils relax and learn the gentle movement required for success.
Juggling is the perfect learning model.
Splats circus skills plate spinning challenge. Adapted for all abilities pupils can learn to spin on their finger, balance on their nose and pass and throw with a partner and in groups.
Gentle relaxed movement leads to success.
Diabolo and Flower Stick
Great for the older end of primary and secondary. Great rhythm challenge teaching delicacy of touch and timing. Rolling, flicking, throwing and catching. We then teach spinning, throwing and catching of a diabolo plus for the expert some more fancy tricks.
Good technique for success.
Ribbon and Poi
Learn to twirl and move with the rhythmic ribbon – great for dance and movement. We then teach the art of poi spinning a great coordination challenge
Coordinate both sides of the body and brain.
Stilts and Balance
Stilts is great for learning the basics of balance, having a race with others and more. We then teach balancing, standing and walking. Challenge the bravery and skill of the pupils.
The joy of daring.
Pedal Go is an easy to learn and safe balancing prop which makes it perfect for kids. It’s great for learning the basics of balance, having a race with others and more.
Circus daring in slow motion.
Bookings and prices
Splats Circus Days are available UK wide. We do not charge for travel. All our teachers carry DBS checks and we have full public liability insurance.
For bookings and prices for our circus and drama days and shows please fill in our enquiry form or make a provisional booking here.
Prices vary depending on amount of pupils and time so please do not hesitate to drop us a line to check availability and to talk through your specific needs and aims for the day, we are here to help. ;0)
Please give Mike a ring on 07944 283659 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Circus Skills Equipment
Visit our shop for a full range of circus equipment and school packs so you can continue teaching circus in school.
Our aim is for you to be able to teach the skills we present after we leave. To help this we have teaching guides, project materials a teaching book and lesson plans and videos all available to anyone who books a day. We can provide training for the teachers and provide unlimited advice and support on teaching.