Circus Sensible
Big Top Days & Circus Skills Days for Schools

Circus Days for Schools 2021/22

Circus Sensible are the UK's leading providers of Circus Skills Workshops & Big Top days for Schools & Events. For School days & weekends, with or without our Beautiful 'baby' Big Tops. Circus Skills for Schools are an Engaging, Educational and Fun experience for the whole school, and make a great alternative to school trips. For school fundraisers click here!

Big Tops Days in Schools

Days with our Beautiful ‘baby’ Big Tops include Comedy Circus Shows for the whole school in the Big Top plus Circus Skills workshops all day, in the Circus tent and in the school hall. Big Top Days can be during the school weekday or as part of a School Fair or PTA Fundraising event. From £1695+VAT. For weekdays, we start with a 60 minute Show in the 'baby' Big Top for the whole school, followed by circus skills workshops in the Big Top AND in the School hall for up to 35 students at a time. To end the day we can all get together in the Circus Tent again so that the children can show off their new skills. For weekend school fairs, transition days and PTA fundraising events, we perform up to 3 Comedy Circus Shows in the Big Top whilst an ongoing drop in Circus Workshop is running outside. PTA fundraisers click here. All we need for a Big Top day is a piece of well drained grass with no underground pipes or cables and with direct access for our van. We arrive about 2 hours before the start of the day to set up. We have three sizes of tent, 9m, 11m and 15m diameters. Our largest will hold up to 300.

Circus Workshops in Schools

A Day of Circus Skills Workshops in the School hall starts with a 30 minute Show/Demonstration for everyone, followed by workshops for up to 35 at a time. Circus Workshops in Schools are suitable for Nursery upwards. Circus Skills workshops are also suitable for activity days and arts weeks, plus School Fairs, after school clubs and fundraising events, as well as festivals, Fun days, Corporate events etc. From £320+travel+VAT.
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Wooburn Green Primary, High Wycombe
“ It’s a rare and joyful sight - a large circus tent containing a school full of children and staff overcome with laughter. It was irresistibly funny. The circus performers really understood our sense of humour – and the audience participation was exceptionally enthusiastic – from all ages.
Wooburn Green Primary School was the place to be on (last) Tuesday morning. Genuinely the best laugh I have had for a very long time.”
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Pinner Wood School, London
" Yesterday we had our circus workshop from Tim and it was FANTASTIC! There was so much excitement throughout the school and children were beaming from start to finish. The workshop was adapted to suit the age and needs of the children perfectly. Teachers commented on how brilliant the session was and all the children had a wonderful time and asked if they could do it again soon.
Thank you so much for all your hard work and support in organising this."
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St Mary’s Primary School, Wigan
"Thank you so much for today’s fun Circus Sensible! Jon, Phil and Arthur were amazing from start to finish, despite the weather!! The children loved the shows & the circus skills workshops were fantastic! You brightened up our day before school had even begun! See you again! ”
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Duke of Kent School, Ewhurst, Surrey
" I would like to extend a huge thank you to you and your team for an outstanding day on Thursday. Three of your team joined us for the day and from the moment they arrived (6am in the morning) – to the time they left (6pm in the evening), they were a delight. Their energy and enthusiasm were infectious, their skill fabulous and their engagement with the pupils and staff fantastic. I would also like to thank you for you flexibility as we had to change our plans at the last minute and your prompt and efficient communication with Jane Hopwood.
I have no hesitation in recommending you and your team to another school. Our pupils had a simply fabulous day."
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Reedness Primary School, Goole, East Riding
“ just thought I would take the time to let you know about our Big Top experience was on Monday…………………. IT WAS FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Andy and Oliver did you proud. They were great with the children and staff from the start to the end of the day. We laughed, cried {at some of there bad jokes} but loved the whole experience. The show they put on at the beginning was brilliant and enjoyed by all. They then taught the children a whole range of skills and learnt every childs name by the end of the day!
We had a parent show at 2pm {our first experience of inviting parents to a school event for 18 months!} and the turn out was incredible. All parents and grandparents joined in working with the children and the performance lasted about 80 minutes! The feedback from parents was just so good and my staff had one of the best days they have ever had! Please can this be sent to the boss/owner of the company as I think you all deserve some credit for making this day so memorable! “
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Pearl Hyde Primary, Coventry, Staffs.

" I would like to express my sincerest thanks to Jon for making our ‘Circus Day’ soooooo very successful. It was an amazing experience for the children and staff- he worked very hard throughout the day. I am looking at dates for a ‘Big Top Day’ before the end of the academic year "
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Glencryan School, Cumbernauld, Scotland
" I just wanted to write and say thanks so much for the excellent day Circus Sensible put on for us, the whole school loved it and I have already had pupils asking me when I am getting you back!  The performers were great with all of our pupils and staff, all the activities were targeted and suitable for the needs of each group and they accommodated any changes we needed to make throughout the day too.  I would highly recommend Circus Sensible as a great day to any school and look forward to working with you again in the future. Please pass on  my thanks to the four performers again for the excellent day they gave the kids."

Circus Skills for Schools

A Day of Circus Skills Workshops in the School hall starts with a 30 minute Show/Demonstration for everyone, followed by workshops for up to 35 at a time. Circus Workshops in Schools are suitable for Nursery upwards. Circus Skills workshops are also suitable for activity days and arts weeks, plus School Fairs, after school clubs and fundraising events, as well as festivals, Fun days, Corporate events etc. From £320+travel+VAT.
What does a Circus Skills workshop in school include?

A Circus Skills day in school starts with Demonstration of the skills for the whole school. That's followed by the hands on sessions class by class through the day. Circus Skills included are:

- Juggling with balls, scarves and clubs
- Chinese diabolo (spinny thing on a string!)
- Devilstick or flower stick.
- Poi and Chinese ribbon
- Beginners stilts and bucket stilts
- Lolo balls
- Hula hoop
- Plate spinning
- Feather balancing
- Cigar boxes, fun wheels, unicycle and tightrope.

To end the day we can all get together in the school hall again so that some of the children can show off their new skills.

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The Science of Circus

Circus Sensible have a huge team of highly experienced Circus Performers who understand how important it is to engage with the children and adults we work with. We have been teaching circus skills in schools for over 25 years, working all over the UK and Internationally, with schools, community groups, charities, corporate events and at festivals. During that time we have been lucky enough to develop close working relationships with some of the very best in the industry. As a result we have a highly experienced team, who bring a wealth of cultural, performance and social experience to every aspect of engaging with young people. Hopefully we don't just teach, we inspire! We can teach not just Circus skills workshops in schools, but we also run Percussion workshops, Dance workshops, Arts and Caricature workshops and lots more Schools workshops in a variety of skills. Our Reviews speak for themselves. If you need Circus Skills workshops, come to the UK's leading providers.
Circus workshops in a Secondary School with our Circus tent

Benefits of Circus Skills

Circus Skills encourage creative thinking
Circus Skills reinforce positive learning
Circus Skills enhance kinaesthetic skills
Circus Skills instil enthusiasm in the learning process
Circus Skills boost self confidence
Circus Skills aid social & personal development
Circus skills promote cross curricular education
Circus Skills aid the formation of grey matter in the brain
Circus Skills are a fun gateway into physical education
Learning Circus Skills develops language skills
Circus Skills increases self esteem &self awareness
Circus Skills are fun, for children AND adults!
What does a Circus Skills workshop day in school include?

The day starts with a demonstration of the skills to get the day started with a bang! That's followed by the hands on sessions, class by class, including:

- Juggling with balls, scarves and clubs
- Chinese diabolo (spinny thing on a string!)
- Devilstick or flower stick.
- Poi and Chinese ribbon
- Beginners stilts and bucket stilts
- Lolo balls
- Hula hoop
- Plate spinning
- Feather balancing
- Cigar boxes, fun wheels, unicycle and tightrope.

To end the day we can all get together in the school hall again so that some of the children can show off their new skills.

Learn how to spin a plate by clicking here!

Previous clients include Apple, Amazon, JD Sports, Sophie Conran, Gayles Honey, Oxford University, CBBC, Hampton Court Palace, Festival Republic, Wales Institute for Sport, McDonalds, Glastonbury Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Manchester City FC, Manchester Airport, Durham University, Aberdeen University, UCLAN, Mister Bloom, BBC Good Food Festival, Barclays Bank, Lancaster University, London Met University plus HUNDREDS of Primary and Secondary Schools, Festivals, Girl Guide and Scout events, PTA & Charity Fundraisers and Parties all over the UK.