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For a school activity that is fun, lively and exciting and that also brings a whole heap of education and personal development to the children of your school, you can't get much better than Gizmo's Circus Skills Workshop.

Circus Classes and Activities for your School

Gizmo has designed his School Circus Workshops to cater for all ages of children and to fulfill many educational needs.
Circus skills fit clearly within the curriculum for PE and Drama, plus have a great many other benefits besides, teaching:
social skills
listening to instructions

Gizmo's Circus Skills Workshops also help the children's emotional development with self confidence and self awareness, bringing a real sense of personal pride and accomplishment, all in an extremely fun and involving way.

Your Circus Teacher, Gizmo

Our DBS certified circus teacher Gizmo (Allin Kempthorne) has performed his circus skills many times on TV including Blue Peter and Britain's Got Talent. He was himself trained at circus school, so knows how to teach and instruct children and people of all ages in circus skills. He observed that many other circus skills workshops just concentrate on a small number of juggling skills, so he put his 20 years knowledge and experience as a circus entertainer into creating a wide ranging mix of equipment and activities to encourage every child to enjoy having a go at whatever takes their individual tastes in a safe, happy, active and encouraging environment.

All our circus workshops come with full PLI insurance cover. For groups or classes of over 35 children we may need to provide an additional circus skills tutor.

Your School Circus Day

A School Circus Skills Day with Gizmo kicks off in your morning assembly with a 30 minute exciting and lively circus show for the whole school, where Gizmo demonstrates the circus equipment, exciting and preparing the children for the day ahead.

Then throughout the day your School Hall becomes the Circus Zone where classes can visit for their own Circus Workshop sessions of around 40 minutes up to an hour (whatever suits your timetable).

Amongst all the fun and exciting challenges that await them, Gizmo has a wide selection of circus equipment for the children to explore, ensuring that there is something to captivate everybody, regardless of their age, confidence or skill level.

Gizmo's Circus School Workshop typically includes many of the following circus skills:

The easiest items to juggle as they float slowly in the air.

Learn balancing tricks and techniques with easy-to-balance giant peacock feathers.

Easy catch triangle beanbags ideal for the novice juggler.

Safe-to-use junior stilts, a highly rewarding challenge.

The natural juggling tool for the developing juggler. Fantastic for building self confidence and a sense of acheivement.

Children of all ages love hulahoops! A great way of keeping fit plus an imaginative tool to incorporate into dance and acrobatics.

Helping to build concentration and focus, the diablo is a fun circus prop with enormous scope for the imgination.

Incorporating Dance and Acrobatics, ribbon twirling is a lovely and fun way to encourage and develop creativity in movement.

Really fun and visual to juggle for those who've mastered juggling balls.

Children love getting active with our skipping rope tricks. A fantastic hobby for fitness they also help with a great sense of accomplishment.

Always hugely popular, building a wonderful feeling of ability to achieve the seemingly impossible and confidence to try harder challenges.

For older children who have juggled balls before and now want to try something a little harder.

We constantly update our circus equipment to offer new skills and challenges in our School Circus workshops.

School Circus Events across Wales and the South West

We bring our circus skills workshop to schools throughout the South West of England and most of Wales.
Give us a shout for your school circus workshop if you're anywhere in these counties or districts: Blaneau Gwent, Bridgend, Bristol, Cardiff, Caerphilly, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Devon, Gloucestershire, Gwynedd, Herefordshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokshire, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Shropshire, Somerset, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan, Wiltshire and Worcestershire.

Get in touch now and ask about having a circus workshop in your school

Drop us an email letting us know where your school is, how many children you want the circus workshop for and the age group. Also let us know what dates you're looking at. Then we'll get right back to you with further details, options and costs.

Gizmo has performed or taught his circus skills workshops at these schools and many more:

Cwmaman Primary School - Paragon School, Bath - Caegarw Primary, Rhondda Cynon Taff - St Mary The Virgin, Leigh Woods - Llandovery College Sports Centre - Glenboi Primary School - 5678 School of Dance, Bristol - Parc Lewis Primary, Pontypridd - Brookmead Primary School - Ridgeway School - Stoke Park Nursery - Great Leighs Primary School - Darrenlas Primary School, Mountain Ash - Oakmere J.M.I. School - Trinity School, Manchester - Hawthorn Primary School, Pontypridd - Llanilltud Faerdref Primary - Our Lady of Visitation R.C. School - Downs School, Harlow - St. John the Divine - Jack Lobley Primary School - Great Kings Hill Combined School - Central Park Primary School - East Thurrock Community Centre - College Town Junior School - Streatham Vale Sports and Social Club - Pengeulan Primary School, Penrhiwceiber - Stormont House Special Needs school - The Crescent Nursery School, Wokingham - Trerobart Primary School, Ynysybwl - Trinity School, Shirley Park - Malcome School, Penge - Stanley County Junior School - St. Michael's School, Ashford - Soho Parish School - Reigate St Mary's Preparatory & Choir School - Pontardawe Arts Centre - St. Mary's University College - St. Clere's School, Stanford-Le-Hope - Oakleaf Sports Complex, Co. Durham - Hurley Pre-school - Oakthorpe Junior School - Cwmbach Community Primary School, Aberdare - Chalk Farm Development Project - Ynysboeth Community Primary School, Mountain Ash