Circus In School

Since 2015 Hiccup Circus Uganda works together with primary and secondary schools managing Circus Clubs and Circus Workshops. Sessions are suitable for up to 18/20 participants, last in about one hour and are conducted by 2 experienced HCU members.

Circus in Schools program is a mix of the following components:

 

  • Rota
  • Stretching
  • Warm-up
  • Ground acrobatics
  • Acro-balance
  • Hand-stand
  • Juggling 
  • Group games
  • Performance

 

The outcomes for this activities are a wide range of benefits for pupils physical and psycho-social development:

  • Provides a fun, motivating and exciting experience
  • Increases positive risk taking both physically and emotionall, in a safe and supported environment
  • Promotes physical health and body awareness
  • Enables participants to acquire a broadened skill base 
relating to circus and more generic ‘life skills’
  • Increases self-confidence and self-efficacy
  • Improves social connectedness, teamwork, and leadership skills within the group
  • Provides calming rhythmic activities, 
increased sensory feedback, balance, and coordination
  • Creates a space in which participants feel a sense of 
belonging

 

 

HCU would like to spread circus arts all over Uganda and allow its member to have an extra income. More information at:

hiccup@hiccupcircusuganda.org