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Circusology at Beech House

Friday, 06 May 2016

All of the children at Beech House, Bolton School’s Infant School, enjoyed lessons in ‘Circusology’ this week. They tried their hand at some of the exciting skills practised by circus performers and had a good time encouraging one another as they improved over the course of the session.

Circusology began with a demonstration of a variety of circus skills from the workshop leader. It was amazing to watch him unicycle around the hall while juggling at the same time! By the time he had finished, pupils in all year groups couldn’t wait to have a go at some of the skills for themselves.

They started with something that seemed simple: balancing a peacock feather on its end. However, they quickly found it wasn’t as easy as it looked! They progressed to plate spinning and juggling with scarves, balls and juggling clubs. The children also tried pedal go riding, walking on stilts, dancing with Chinese ribbons, devil stick twirling and poi swinging.

Pupils’ confidence grew throughout their time in the Circusology workshops and they felt a great sense of achievement when they managed to do something new.

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Pupils really enjoyed the Circusology workshop

Pupils really enjoyed the Circusology workshop

Plate spinning

Plate spinning

Feather balancing competition

Feather balancing competition