Well, I think it’s safe to say that the teachers had the BEST time at Half Term camp, and the smiles on the faces of the children there proves that they did too!
I am SO happy that I have been able to share the joy of circus to so many children in Harpenden, and they made me incredibly proud with how hard they worked when they really wanted to persevere and get a certain skill!
Monday was our busiest day and we thoroughly enjoyed playing games to warm up and then getting stuck in to learning circus skills. We learnt aerial hoop with OranguJAN, straight from performing as a soloist on the Catwalk of Fashion Week, hula hoop, poi and acrobalance with me, Jolly Mess, Stiltwalking and Tightrope with Wacky Wizard and balloon modelling and acro with Silly Sausage Sarah. It is incredible to see how some children really take to a certain skill, they will keep on trying if it is something that they really want to achieve. Each child finds a different skill, and I think it is fascinating to see how their learning attitude changes as they approach each different station!
Tuesday we had Amazing Aaron come in after a full morning of circus to do work with the children on clowning, story telling and mime. We made sock puppets in our afternoon craft (we do half an hour of crafting everyday after lunch to let our tummies settle before going upside down!) Some of our sock puppets really came to life, we had youtube celebrities enter the room in sock puppet form and had such a giggle watching their characters come to life. Meanwhile next door, it was Teens Hangaround, we had cakes, doughnuts and SO MUCH FUN! We learnt aerial hoop, silks and trapeze, had a whole tower of stiltwalkers, acrobats, jugglers and unicyclists galore. Teen Tuesday is fast becoming our favourite thing!
Wednesday was our favourite day by FAR! We had a magic workshop! The children had to walk into our magical land via a very special entrance and all secrets were only allowed to be talked about in there in order to keep the magic alive. I’m sure those who watched the Showtime Showcase on Friday will have seen how incredibly hard they worked and how mesmerising their magical dance was! We also did our normal circus skills after this as well – phew, busy day!
Thursday we had the amazing Curly Twurly in teaching Baton Twirling which EVERY SINGLE CHILD enjoyed – even the more shy boys who I never thought I’d see twirling a flower stick around were absolutely loving life as her energy is so infectious and the children actually love her! We also did more circus including learning how to walk on HUGE stilts and going upside down on aerial silks!
Friday was our SHOW DAY!! This includes lots of rehearsing numbers and practising tricky moves/equipment that we wish to show our parents that we’ve mastered! The show was made up of numbers that the children had worked on each day and lasted about 40mins.
We loved EVERY second and were SO proud of them!
Particularly a HUGE well done to our scholarship winner who we cannot WAIT to see back at camp over Easter!
The dates for our Easter Camp are: 15th-19th April.
This means that the Showtime Showcase will be on Good Friday – but we’re going to rename it AMAZING Friday! If you’d like to book on to Easter Camp then please use this discount code to get a HUGE 25% off if you book before March 15th: WXG161
If your child enjoyed their time at Showtime Circus, please do kindly leave us a facebook or google review