On their first visit to Lytham St Annes, Martin Burton director of Zippos Circus invited Blackpool Circus School to participate in a workshop in the big top.
The artistes took the trouble to dress in costume for the occasion and even Norman Barrett and Charlie Cairoli joined in. The students were delighted to join in on the trapeze with one of the very best trapeze artistes, Miss Kimberly from the USA.
Greg from Zippos Circus academy helped with the Diabolo and Nicolas Souren took the students in Juggling. Nicolas was very impressed with Martyn Hawkins (age 8) who juggled 5 rings with him.
Three of the boys were appearing at the Tower Circus on the day of the workshop, so were unable to join in. Nicolas Souren, very kindly offered them a master class in Juggling on another day and they took advantage of this. Nicolas impressed Jamie Lee and Yuri with his ability to throw out 10 rings in practise. All the students were invited to the show and all together this was an experience that they will never forget.