Circus Workshops for Schools
Thomas Trilby provides Circus Workshops in schools in Gloucestershire, the South West & further afield.
Choose a set format for a fixed fee or tailor the sessions to your requirements.
Also available for school fetes, fun days and fairs.
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Circus Skills School Workshops
I can offer drop-in or structured workshops for all ages with a wide variety of professional circus equipment and expert tuition. Also brilliant for events and fetes. The circus skills school workshops can be tailored to any audience
Why Circus Skills?
- Improves coordination and communication skills, encourages listening skills
- non competitive physical activity where all pupils participate equally
- hands on and practical, encourages teamwork
- allows any pupil to shine through kinesthetic learning
- good basis for project work (art, maths, PE, creative writing)
- can be continued in break-time and club activities
- because it is fun and brings some colour and excitement into school!
How Long are the Sessions?
Full day – 15 minute assembly then 4 one hour sessions.
Half day – 15 minute assembly then 2 one hour sessions.
What happens in each session?
- 5 minutes – Introduction, golden rules, safety points, demonstration
- 5 minutes – a short activity to warm up, develop working together and coordination
- 10 minutes – demonstrating and having a go at juggling – bean bags or scarves
- 15 minutes – demonstrating and trying spinning plates
- 10 minutes – have a go at diablos and flower sticks
- 15 minutes – the big props – fun wheels, unicycles, stilts, mini bikes
In secondary schools the skills can be spread over a half day or full day with each group.
How many can take part?
One class at a time (up to 35 pupils) – up to 4 classes in a day.
Are there any other formats?
Whatever you want! One group could stay for 2 or 4 sessions, spending longer on each prop and also including practice tightrope. A full day could include a performance by the pupils.
I am also available for inset days! Team building and corporate workshops are a speciality.
How much do they cost?
Which Schools have you worked in?
Lots! All over the country, but in Gloucestershire…
Amberley Parochial, Beech Green, Birdlip, Blackeney, Bledington, Bourton, Brownham Park, Callowell, Calton Junior, Charlton Kings, Churchdown, Colway Infants, Deerhurst, Dinglewell, Elmbridge, Fairford, Gardners Lane, Harbury, Horsley, Huntley, Kemble, Lakeside, Longney, Lydney, Mitton Manor, North Cerney, Northleach, Offas Meade, Parliament, Pillowell, Primrose Hill, Querns Westonbirt, Rodmarton, Rosary School, Rowanfield Juniors, Siddington, St James’, St Matthew’s, St White’s, Stroud Valley, Twyning, Uplands Community, Walmore Hill, Whaddon, Winchcombe Abbey and more.
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Thank you for an excellent party today Jem. You pitched it perfectly, and we all – big and small – had a grand time.
Jude Limburn, Party Organiser
Just wanted to thank you for your fandabidozi performance yesterday. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all children, adults and olds as you could see.
Maria Antonio, Greek Orthodox Church, Bristol
A very enjoyable circus skills workshop with the brownies. Thomas Trilby was brilliant and I will highly recommend him to everyone! Thanks again Tom!
Debra Hannis, Birdlip Girl Guides
Thank you very much for a fantastic circus day, the staff and children loved
it. The children responded really well to you and were all trying very hard.
The positive attitude from everyone was amazing. The children learnt lots of new skills and were excited to show off what they learnt, which was lovely to see.
Jessica Nuttall, Picklenash Junior School
Thanks for providing a great and fun afternoon of entertainment for the children, they all looked as though they were thoroughly enjoying themselves – the staff too!!
Julie George, Coberley Primary School
I just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you for such a fantastic party yesterday. The children all had a fantastic time. I’m still in awe as to how you managed, so calmly, to keep 30 ten year olds engaged, enthusiastic and entertained for two hours. You are a true professional and extremely talented. The parents thoroughly enjoyed the fire juggling finale and Harriett’s party is now deemed the best pick-up ever! Can I please book you for 2 years time when my younger daughter turns 10!
Suzanne Gillivray, Party Organiser
Have dusted off the juggling batons as I was inspired following the Bethlehem Festival but not having a lot of success so far. It was great to see the children’s faces – to say nothing of the nuns….
Valerie Hammond, Bet Lahem Live
We have had lots of very positive feedback on how much they all enjoyed the day, so thank you very much for your great part in that….. again our very heartfelt thanks for making the day such a great experience for all taking part.
Jean Whitton, Girl Guiding Gloucestershire
Jem has returned to our school on repeated occasions. Each and every time has been a thoroughly fun, enjoyable and entertaining experience for all.
Ceri Noble, Dinglewell Infant School
Thanks once again for a great evening. The young people had a fantastic evening and thoroughly enjoyed themselves!