The benefits of circus skills workshops for schools are vast.
Balance : Good physical balance is quick to develop in Backstage Circus workshops. Good physical balance is a sensory processing skill, developing balance can improve those with difficulties such as ADHD, ADD, dyslexia and downsyndrome.
Co-ordination : A natural area covered in circus is movement, keeping the limbs, muscle and joints supple is essential. Juggling, flower sticks, hula hoop are just a small selection of juggling props used which encourage co-ordination.
Team work : Children and pupils work together developing routines, sharing knowledge and getting hands on with each other to help friends with their new found abilities.
Achievement : Learning new tricks and skills is a fantastic feeling. These new found skills aren't only achievements they are also good for self confidence.