Our team-based Circus Skills activity helps participants discover and learn new skills in a fun and active way.
The seemingly impossible challenges of learning how to juggle; spin a plate; use a flower stick; and throw and catch a diabolo are quickly addressed . Even during our condensed “energiser” event everyone will experience success and the buzz of gaining a new skill.
During this event, the fear of failure is put to one side, as participants are encouraged to support one another. By acknowledging success a “virtuous circle” is created that encourages everyone to “keep on at it” even when initial difficulties are encountered. Working in this way participants will be amazed at what they are able to achieve!
Typically, the Circus Skills activity runs by subdividing participants into groups. Each group is introduced to a new circus skill before moving on to look at the next discipline. During this time, each participant is encouraged to have fun, to experiment, and to both seek and offer help.
Later on, groups have an opportunity to showcase their newly-acquired circus skills! All the disciplines need to be covered. So who will juggle? Who will spin a plate? Decision-time! Cue the cheering and clapping as your participants display fantastic new skills – some participants get so enthused it’s hard to get them to stop! Participants also recognise and value just how much can be achieved as a result of creating a constructive and supportive working environment.
Our Circus Skills activity is also valuable as a practical example of coaching skills. In a condensed format it is also ideal as a conference energiser to get people laughing and stretching minds and bodies.
Honing skills with Diabolo and Devil Sticks
Plate-spinning, what a buzz when you succeed!
Lots of fun having a go and watching others
Piece of cake this!