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


Splats learning to learn circus skills classes

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.

Scarf Juggling

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.

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.

Feather Balancing

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.

A Splats Circus skills class is carefully structured to maximum success in stagesOur lessons cater for all ages and we adjust our lesson plan accordingly. 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. 

Ball Juggling

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.

The pupils work individually, in pairs and in groups on a variety of challenges designed to improve their skills and understanding of how the learning process works. Pupils challenge their perceptions, teach and observe each other and work as a group to achieve success

Plate Spinning

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.

Circus skills for schools diabolo

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.

Splats Circus Skills Circus Equipment

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 continued advice and support on teaching.

Visit our shop for a full range of circus equipment and school packs so you can continue teaching circus in school.

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.

Splats Circus Days are available UK wide. We do not charge for travel. Our teachers carry DBS checks and full public liability insurance.

Circus skills for schools pedal go

Pedal go

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.

Prices vary depending on amount of pupils and time so please  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)

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Phone : 07944 283659

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14 Temple Fortune Hill, London, NW11 7XN