Childrens Entertainer
Juggling John




Member of
The Magic Circle


Member of Equity

School Circus Skills Workshops

Secondary Schools

A typical day would be four one hour sessions with groups of 20 – 30 people. Alternatively, I could take two groups for two one hour sessions.

Sessions are adapted for all key stages and can be changed to fit around your day. A typical single day would be…..

Session 1

Introductions, outline of the day (10 mins)
Demonstration (10 mins)
Warm ups, concentration exercises (15 mins)
Learning 3 ball juggling (25 mins)

Session 2

Team building warm ups (10 mins)
Having a go at spinning plates (20 mins)
Diabolo and Flower sticks (30 mins)

Session 3

Co-ordination exercises (10 mins)
More juggling – scarves, rings, clubs (15 mins)
Balancing items on hand, nose, chin, and balancing on rola-bola (35 mins)

Session 4

Open use of equipment (50 mins)
Or - Planning and rehearsal of a 1 minute performance (50 mins)
Round up, tidy up, show of new skills (10 mins)

Primary School Workshops

A typical day would be a twenty minute assembly and four one hour sessions with groups of 20 – 30 pupils or one class. Sessions are adapted for each key stage and can be changed to fit around your school day. A typical one hour session would include:

Introduction

Demonstrating and having a go at juggling – bean bags and/ or scarves
Demonstrating and trying spinning plates
Having a go at diabolos
Learning to spin streamer poi

Why circus skills?

To develop team work, achieve new skills, improve co-ordination and communication skills, skill sharing, confidence building and for those pupils who benefit from hands on and kinaesthetic learning And mainly because it is fun and brings some colour and excitement into school!

It’s official! – juggling is good for the brain!

A recent report found that….
”brain scans of volunteers showed that throwing balls in the air alters the brain in the regions that process visual information….the imaging scans revealed an increase in grey matter….”

German research reported nationally – January 04 – quote from AOL news

How much do they cost?

Please contact us for a quote for you particular situation.

Equity member – CRB checked – First aid in schools

Juggling John also provides fantastic entertainment for school fairs and parties - please tell your PTA!