Circus Workshops for Schools
Suitable for Early Years, Independent, Primary, Secondary & 6th Form.
Whether you would like all the children in the school to experience an introduction to circus skills or you would prefer to give more time for older children to learn and develop their talents, TK Arts can provide you with a creative, educational and fun-filled experience.
The main objective of our circus skills workshops for schools, is to have fun and to learn and develop some new and existing skills. Group work will feature strongly, including the building of trust, teamwork and skill-sharing.
Children with concentration and/or behavioural difficulties often co-operate well in this novel situation and focus for longer periods. Few children will have had the opportunity to build circus skills, so they will all start at the same point, discovering their own strengths and limitations in this area.
Although Tom will lead the workshops himself and he’s experienced and skilled in teaching large groups, the more staff who are able to assist and encourage the children, the better the learning experience for all.
Children will explore their learning styles (auditory, kinaesthetic and visual) and work together to perform a small demo/sketch to be performed at the end of the workshop.
The performance of circus skills can give a tremendous sense of achievement and confidence. Children quickly learn to perform skills neither they nor their audience would have thought possible.
We work indoors & outdoors
Circus Workshops require a large indoor space, preferably a gymnasium or hall. Classrooms are okay for all skills except the diabolo, as this needs more height. Workshops can be held outside on grassed areas (not concrete), though some circus skills are more difficult to learn in windy weather.
If you let us know how many classes you have and the number of children in each class, along with your day’s times (start, break, lunch, end of day), we will devise a structured programme of learning for your Senior Leadership Team.
Tom teaches balance skills with peacock feathers
TK Arts circus workshop at a secondary school
Wow! What a fantastic Circus Skills day we had as part of our Enrichment week.
Wow! What a fantastic Circus Skills day we had as part of our Enrichment week. Everyone at Clearwater can now juggle, balance feathers and spin plates. It was a fantastic day learning lots of new skills and some slapstic… Read more
A thoroughly enjoyable...Well-organised, efficient and superb variety of completely entertaining activities!
A thoroughly enjoyable one hour session for each of three classes. Well-organised, efficient and superb variety of completely entertaining activities!
Tom was extremely professional and filled the children with enthusiasm.
Tom was extremely professional and filled the children with enthusiasm. The circus skills workshop was very hands-on and there were lots of varied activities for the children to take part in. We all really enjoyed oursel… Read more
He was reasonably priced and had all the equipment needed for the day. Thank you for a great day.
Tom came to Astor college for a day as part of our activities week in the Summer of 2015. We wanted students to get a chance to learn new skills and work as part of a group as well as individuals. Tom had planned out the… Read more
The children were engaged throughout the workshop and learnt a variety of skills
The children were engaged throughout the workshop and learnt a variety of skills. The children were provided with good building blocks to scaffold their learning of new skills. The workshops fitted well with the theme of… Read more
Children were engaged, calm and full of smiles - as well as juggling skills!
Tom not only arrived early but dedicated his lunchtime to sharing his skills with the whole school. Children were engaged, calm and full of smiles – as well as juggling skills!
We were delighted to welcome Tom Kellett from TK Arts to the school
We were delighted to welcome Tom Kellett from TK Arts to the school – he has been running circus events for children for over 20 years and shared his enthusiasm and skills with us all. The Junior School swapped lessons… Read more
The day was outstanding. The children were captivated by the demonstrations and loved the workshops.
The day was outstanding. The children were captivated by the demonstrations and loved the workshops. To see the joy on faces, and audience alike, when spinning plates were tossed and juggled, was priceless. The children … Read more
Tom's...dedication to making it a success and his rapport with the children, were a testament to his years of experience and qualifications
Tom’s organisation of the day, his dedication to making it a success and his rapport with the children, were a testament to his years of experience and qualifications. His circus workshops in the morning were enjoyed by … Read more