Splats Circus Skill Days
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 program both as a fun and challenging day but also as a way to incorporate circus into their PE curriculum.”
Circus Skills for PE, Circus Projects, Health Week, Treat, Learning Through Juggling, History of Circus.
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
All year – UK wide
Splats Circus skills days are devised by Stephen Richards P.E BEd Hons
The day includes an assembly show, circus skills lessons for 1 – 7 classes, an end of day show if performing our circus town show and a free after school family circus skills workshop
A Splats Circus skills day begins with an assembly show. Our Splats expert amazes and educates with a little help from staff and pupils.Preparing and inspiring the pupils for the circus skills learning to learn classes.
The Circus Skills we teach
After the assembly the pupils take it in turns to works with our circus skills expert. Our lessons cater for all ages and we adjust our lesson plan accordingly. Here are all 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.
The Splats circus skills learning to learn key skill.
Juggling is the perfect learning model.
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.
Gentle relaxed movement leads to success.
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.
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.
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.
After school we can run a free family workshop so the pupils can teach their parents what they have learned and everyone benefits.
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.
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.
If you have 4 classes or less we can even put on the Splats Circus Town show performed by the pupils
For bookings and prices for our circus and drama days and shows please fill in our enquiry form and we will get right back to you. Prices range from £220- £360 plus vat depending on length of workshop and amount of pupils.
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
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.