“What This is Circus brought out was all of those soft skills of collaboration, persistence, resilience, cooperating with each other, communicating with each other and I loved seeing so many kids happily engaged without it feeling competitive”
Circus In Schools
Circus in Schools
We offer a range of enrichment options from single workshops to fully developed programmes for ages 5 – 18. The benefits to young people of participating can have a huge impact on developing physical literacy; involvement in circus activities has been shown to:
- Engage students across all fitness levels
- Promote physical and mental wellbeing
- Encourage resilience and collaboration
- Develop skills in creative thinking
All our activities are eligible for Sports Premium funding.
This is Circus
Our This Is Circus School Programme brings a fresh take on PE classes. Over 6 weekly classes the children at KS1 &2 will explore a whole range of circus skills, ask themselves What Is Circus? and discover how circus is great for creativity and resilience. The programme can be delivered by our tutors in school, as a blended offer where we provide training to your staff, or can be delivered entirely remotely.
We have worked with local schools to co-design the programme ready for you to pick it up and run, and it can be adapted to other curriculum areas or lunch / after school provision.
Prices start from £250. This covers a 6 week programme for one class, with one hour-long session per week.
This is Circus has been developed with support from National Lottery funds through Arts Council England, Circusworks, Sheffield Hallam University, Create Sheffield and Beck Primary School. Delivery of This is Circus has been made possible with support from the Postcode Lottery Fund.
Workshops delivered in school
Circus skills workshops ranging from a single class to a rotating schedule of classes for a full day or weekly over a term, in skills including acrobatic balancing, juggling, plate spinning, poi, diabolo, flower sticks and stilt walking. Workshops can be delivered as part of your after school or lunch time clubs, or as a one-off to support focused topics or just for fun! Workshops are £90 per hour for a class of 30 children, £243 for a half day (3 hours) or £432 for a full school day (6 hours) with one tutor. (Note that for full days or larger groups we recommend booking two tutors.)
Bespoke circus programme in school
We can work with you to develop a programme that directly relates to your particular topic or key stage. Circus offers rich resources that cross into art, history, geography, science, maths, languages as well as PE and can provide a fascinating and unusual tool for delivering a range of topics. Using Circus-based resources can support with delivering PSHE and school plan objectives, while promoting resilience and creativity and tackling obesity.
Welcome to the circus: workshops at Greentop Circus Centre
Suitable for all age groups, we accommodate up to 30 children for a 2-hour workshop with two tutors at our purpose fitted centre in Brightside, Sheffield. A demonstration is followed by a chance to experience a broad range of skills including aerial disciplines of trapeze, hoop and silks and tightwire and unicycle. We can also include a Q&A session for a chance to quiz the tutors about circus life. For two hours, the cost is £252.
Circus for children and young people with additional needs
Greentop run regular classes for young people on the autistic spectrum and our team have experience of adapting to a broad range of needs. We can deliver tailor-made circus skills sessions for children and young people with additional needs including autism, ADHD and physical disabilities either at your school, or at our centre. Prices start from £90 for a one hour session.
We can offer a fun alternative for awards ceremonies! We start with a short performance, and our entertainer will assist with handing out the awards, then we round off with a five minute finale.