Juggling boosts the connections between different parts of the brain by tweaking the architecture of the brain’s “white matter”. As Jan Scholz and his colleagues at the University of Oxford have discovered that learning to juggle grows brain networks for good. (read the whole article on newscientist.com)
So juggling is not only fun for everyone, learning circus skills is one of the best ways for pupil’s coordination and understand the process of learning. Not only for schools and pupils it is a brilliant way to improve in many ways. Not only coordination, but the whole range of cognitive abilities will increase.
Similar to Brain Gym, juggling and circus skills as well as being fun and rewarding activities in themselves will increase dexterity, stamina, confidence & fitness. Everybody can learn these skills, especially those who are not the first pick in “normal-sport-games” can find rewarding success and become aware that movement is fun.
A circus skill workshop would start with a showing assembly demonstrating all the skills to be learned during the day.
Each class would then attend a workshop,
the duration varying according to the age and attention span of the group.
- 30 – 45 minutes nursery / reception
- 45 mins – 1 hour years 1 & 2
- 1 hour – 1 hour 15 minutes years 3 & 4
- An hour and a half years 5 & 6 & older (all adults)
Each workshop teaches a range of fun activities including:
- Spinning Plates
- Chinese Ribbons
- Peacock feather balancing
- Scarf Juggling
- ‘Pedal Go’ pedalling (four- wheeled two-pedalled device)
Plus other activities.
For older children these include:
- Poi Spinning
- Beanbag juggling
- (on request) Unicycling and Tight Rope
Based in Nottingham, circus skills workshops can be booked all over the east midlands. For workshops in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire no additional fuel costs will be charged.
Prices range starting as low as from £ 75 per hour.
- Full day from £250
- Half Day from £170
- After School Club from £150
For bookings and information contact Ruediger Dalchow