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EXCELLENCE AND ENJOYMENT

Circus Time!

The Magnificent Milford Circus

On Wednesday 8th May Doody's circus arrived at Milford-on-Sea Primary school. We were extremely excited and couldn't wait to become circus stars for the day!

First we watched Doody perform his fantastic circus tricks and skills in assembly. We watched in amazement as he juggled and balanced a range of objects such as plates, feathers, clubs, scarves and even a toothbrush! Next he performed tricks on his unicycle and we couldn't wait to have a go!

 

 

Each class had 1 hour to perfect their circus skills.

To warm up we learnt how to balance and spin a toothbrush on one finger! It was a lot easier than we thought.

 

During the session we balanced feathers on our hand, finger, elbow, chin and even our nose!

 

 

Next we tried something a little bit trickier ...

spinning plates!

 

 

Once we had mastered the basics we learnt how to balance a spinning plate on one finger.

 

After that Doody gave us each a special Chinese ribbon. We learnt lots of different movements and patterns then created a routine to perform.
It worked best if your arm was really straight!

 

 

We then had time to perfect our skills in different areas.

We practised ...

Tightrope walking

 

 

Pogo sticks

 

 

Stilts

 

 

Diabolo

 

 

Juggling

 

Poi

 

 

Balancing

 

 

Flower sticks

 

 

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