Play Catch Up

Dear Teacher

Since returning to schools we have noticed a drop in the pupils coordination levels.

Splats would like to help play catch up by running our juggling day, designed to boost and challenge the pupils.

We are sure it is just temporary as the brain is malleable and they will learn quickly again and we would like to help you bring simple skills that can be included in your class room and playground tools. 

Mike Redwood

.A visit from us is very exciting but it after that we want to make a real change in helping you develop the sports culture of your school . The balance and manipulative arts we teach are none competitive coordination and balance boosting skills that you can include in the classrooms from the desk to boost brain gym skills eye movement blood flow .

Aim to land the ball on your head.

Gentle effort

This is a great trick to show you how to use a very gentle effort and the results will amaze you.

Gently lean forwards and put your hands behind you. Voila!

Pupils learn to use the effort necessary when juggling. This is true in any sport, and through juggling you can really begin to understand how to relax and use a gentle appropriate effort

Learn to drop

it will help you relax and focus on your throws. Dropping is a vital part of the learning process. it feeds the brain with information.

THE DROP is a vital part of the learning process. By dropping the ball you learn to adjust your movement and get closer next time. In fact when we teach we encourage the pupils to not let it drop. Focus on the throws.

Partner juggling

Partner work is one of the most enjoyable things when learning to juggle and it will help us understand how to teach and improve out understanding.

Break it down

Juggling is a great way to show pupils how to break a seemingly complicated skill down to its smallest parts and how by doing this the impossible becomes possible.


Learning to juggle is an amazing educational tool. Stephen Richards who designed these day first taught juggling as part of his PE dissertation. It showed that pupils who didn’t usually participate in sport would find success with juggling and be able to use it as a way in to success in other sports. For those who already succeed it helps refine movements, use of appropriate effort and improves coordination. Splats Skill Play learning approach is unique to Splats. A Circus Lesson is always fun but it can be so much more effective when combining it with learning lessons.

also available . . . Teamwork boosting

Shows in a day

  • Whole School activity
  • Suitable for Key Stages 1, 2, 3
  • Teaching materials
  • Interactive show or workshops
  • Confident, independent and creative learners

Organisation -We can teach up to 4 groups in a day. The pupils perform the show with the splats teacher who acts as the narrator. This helps cement the whole play together and of course provides a cue for the pupils. The Splats director brings props, pieces of costume and music/sound effects.

Performance – The workshops are active, fun and a real challenge for all, created with physical theatre, movement, circus, dance and scripted character acting. As we learn the show and perform it in just one day, pupils are up on stage before they have any time to think about nerves.

Please do not hesitate to drop us a line 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 mike@splatsentertainment.com

To find out more fill in the enquiry form below or check price and provisionally book here.

Please select a date which can be changed on full booking but will give us an idea and add any notes you like.

Discounts are available for multiple bookings so please explore all our days and share with other teachers. You will find options that will cover activity, art, health and book weeks.

You will not be asked for any payment as it will be marked as a provisional booking. We will then get back to you to confirm details. Prices exclude vat and include all travel.

Classic plays

Treasure Island – “All pirate stories start here. A day of adventures on Treasure Island.”

by Robert Louis Stephenson

Jungle Book – “The classic tale of friendship as Mowgli discovers what it means to be a human.”

by Rudyard Kipling

Wind in the Willows – “Meet Mole, Ratty, Toad and Badger”

by Kenneth Grahame

A Christmas Carol – “​The story that made Christmas what it is today- a tale for all time and all faiths.”

by Charles Dickens

Robin Hood – “Follow Marion, Robin Hood and the band.”

by Folk Tale

Shakespeare days

Macbeth– “One of the great terrifying morality, mystery plays with its witches, warriors and ghosts”

adapted by Mike Redwood

Midsummer Night’s Dream– Puck and the fairies causing chaos with their magical mischief on the humans. What fools these mortals be.”

adapted by Leigh Farrant

Tempest– “Join Prospero on this mystical island as he magically twist and turns the characters ”

adapted by Mike Redwood

Romeo & Juliet– “Explore the action and romance of this most pulsating of plays.”

adapted by Leigh Farrant

Hamlet– “A true who dunnit with only a ghost as a witness.” 

adapted by Paul Jenkins

Wellbeing days

How to be Hoppy – “Designed as a fun, creative, imaginative extravaganza.”

by Stephen Richards

The Health Show – “Exploring how food affects the body, how adverts work and how to make healthy choices.”

by Stephen Richards

Team Robot v Meanies – “Looking at issues of bullying. Internet Safety and awareness of how we act online.”

by Stephen Richards
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