News & Events
Highfield Humanities college has been rebuilt and completed during the summer break. It is now a fantastic state of the art building with a huge sports hall.
We are planning to introduce Ariel silks and hoop in addition to all our other activities that include the Tightwire, Unicycles, Walking globe, Free standing ladder, Rola Bola, Acrobatics and all the usual suspects like Diabolo, Plate spinning, Juggling etc.
For details see the page for “Circus club”
The photo says it all. The last night at the old sports hall at Highfield
Humanities college. Although only running one night a week there have been many notable success stories from the training received here. Joel Hatton, Unicycle juggling act and Ringmaster in a second season with a touring Circus. Holly Johnstone, Completed a 3 year degree course with Circus space in London and is now rehearsing for Batman Live in the USA. Jennifer Potter has toured with the Circus of Horrors and is now working in the USA. Gemma Stanyer has married into a Circus family and is now touring the UK. Mathew Craddock toured with Take that. Emma-Jane Coldham entertains the crowds at the Tower Circus. Jamie-Lee Coldham works Fetes and Galas with The Vander wheel of death. Thomas Senior has developed a professional bounce juggling act and has appeared at the North Pier and Grand Theatres Blackpool. Max Salthouse does shows and workshops. Martyn Hawkins has also appeared many times on stage for the Circus School. Daniel Tate-Potts and Joe Walker do Children’s parties at Blackpool Zoo. James Wade has also worked at the Zoo and along with John Swift has worked at Haven Leisure. And our Unicyclists have ridden in many chartity fun raising events.
Circus school takes part in the parade and workshops at Wrea Green on Saturday 30th June 2012, Taking part were John, Max, Martyn, Dane, Tommy, Thomas, Bobbie and Morgan supported by their parents
Every year Blackpool Circus School plays host to the children of Byelorussia & the Ukraine, The local population are still suffering effects from the meltdown of the Chernobyl nuclear power station in 1986. These visits to the UK help to enhance the quality of these children’s lives. The families that look after these children should be supported in anyway possible and the Circus School is always pleased to welcome them! This year we had our own Russian, Tamara who was able to converse with them in their own language and help to put them at ease.
JUST Unicycle club and Blackpool Circus School have set a new world record by collectively unicycling 2743.5k.
Eighty-five riders took part in the record-breaking ride. The youngest rider, Morgan Porteous Bryne was six and she managed an amazing 26k! She came across from Blackpool and had only learned to ride two weeks before the event! It was phenomenal. She was not the only one, Jamie-Lee Coldham, Connor Turner, Holly Stanyer, Max Salthouse, Bobbie-Sue Porteous-Bryne and Tommy-Lee Coldham also contributed to the record.
Yuri & Tonya plus Connor Turner met a very self taught talented young man who came with skills and went away with even more skills. A very nice time was had by all on a rare nice day in June! not July as stated in the Video, great work film editor Yuri!!
Morgan is not quite 7 and she has learned to ride a Unicycle in a very short time, it would have been sooner but she could not reach the pedals! Credit must go to her parents, Peter and Helen who have encouraged Morgan and Bobbie to achieve so much in so little time.
Circus students have fun at Highfield and Marton Mere Holiday village, Blackpool duriong the May bank holiday week-end.