Hi Yuri

We had a great day again with both of you…I loved the different format for the year two’s which was even more hands on and the children loved their day. they are still talking about it and we have got lots of ideas for PE lessons to carry on in class.
Thank you again for your hard work
Christine Adams, Head Teacher at Leyland Infants school.


Here are some of the comments from the young people here on the Hope and Horizon Units at Fairfield Hospital, Bury.

It cheered me up!

It was good- they tried to get everyone involved and tried to teach us all at least something.

I found it enjoyable even though I was kinda bad at it!

It was good entertaining and funny!

It was really fun and I had a great laugh. I actually learnt a few things and wouldn’t mind doing something like that again.

I thought it was really fun and the people were nice and funny- I really enjoyed it.

I really enjoyed the circus skills workshop. I enjoyed trying out new skills such as spinning plates, juggling and my favourite one was the devils stick. I managed catching the stick and would love to do it again, especially since I used to want to join the circus!!

I thought it was really fun and interesting and would be happy if they came back again. I enjoyed learning new skills.

I think it was one of the funniest things we have done in education and it was really,  really fun and it was good that we got to be involved and the people were really nice.

It was good fun and I enjoyed learning new things and the people that did it were really friendly and everyone got involved!!

I really enjoyed it. I loved learning new skills such as spinning plates and balance boards. I liked having the opportunity to go up and join in.

What can I say? A resounding success!

Sue Jarvis, Head of Education, Fairfield Hospital, Bury.

Hi Yuri – I just wanted to say a huge thank you to the teachers who came on Saturday, and to let you know how delighted we were. They were enthusiastic, friendly, took real care with the children, and were a real hit with both children and parents. We had over 80 children & adults, and there was a huge age range in relation to the children, so it was even more impressive that they were able to keep everyone’s attention and give so many people such a fun experience. I would certainly be recommending your Circus School to others – and indeed I think one or two people who were there on Saturday may be contacting you in the future! Please would you pass on our grateful thanks to Jamie-Lee, Daniel and Jose.

With renewed thanks and best wishes

Hilary (Blackpool adoption support)


Hi Yuri and Tonya,
Sorry about the delay in contacting you but I don’t know where the time goes.
I just wanted to say how much everyone, staff and children enjoyed the workshops you taught at our school. The children are still talking about them now and we have had a brilliant response from parents. Apparently whole families have had a turn with the scarves!
I think one of our Year 2 boys summed everyone’s feelings up perfectly when he said “it was the best thing that we have done in school EVER”.
Many, many thanks to you both for giving all of our children such a special and memorable experience.
Kind regards,
Janet Spencer,
Driffield CofE Infant School.


I am the teacher of Year 2 at Gilthwaites First School in Denby Dale, Huddersfield.
Blackpool Circus School came to teach my class some circus skills to support our Circus
and Magic topic. They came on the 27th January 201 I, for the afternoon.
The session was absolutely fantastic! The children loved it and learned a lot, even myself
at 25 thoroughly enjoyed it too. The session met the children’s needs, abilities and age
group perfectly. The afternoon was worth every penny and I would recommend
Blackpool Circus School to any primary school who is working on a circus topic.
Yuri and Tonya were the trainers/instructors. They were lovely people; funny,
professional, skilled in their area and very organised. They supported the children in
learning new skills. They had good behaviour management, taking complete control over
the class, and had prepared a fun filled afternoon.
The afternoon consisted of discussion, history of the circus, sharing skills and a circuit
was set up where children got to try out and practise a range of circus skills. During the
practical session, they played exciting circus music which created a perfect circus
atmosphere. Yuri and Tonya had tailored the afternoon so that it centred around the skills
and needs of my 6-7 year old pupils.
I am an extremely satisfied customer! Amazing afternoon!
Thank you Yuri and Tonya for your hard work.
Yours sincerely
Miss Bell (Gilthwaites First School)

A teacher at St James (Daisy Hill) CE Primary School, Westhoughton, Bolton.I am writing to you following another successful visit from you to our school. As promised, I have enclosed some comments from the children of their thoughts about your visit. I was going to email you a few comments but after looking through the comments they were all so enthusiatic and positive that I have decided to send them all!! Miss Jo-Anne Harper.

Some of the children’s comments.

I thought that Blackpool Circus  gave all of Yr 6 a brilliant experience and the variety of activities was very wide.  Emmeline Banks.

I thought Blackpool Circus school was brilliant because it was fun and I have now tried something new. Chantelle.

I think Blackpool Circus School was great because any age group could do the workshops. Bethany Hynes.

When the Circus came into school everybody was realy excited to go and do a activity. Keira Murray.

I extremely enjoyed Blackpool Circus school. It was a once in a lifetime experience. I loved the adranelin rush as the Diabolo flew into the air. Megan.

I really enjoyed Blackpool Circus school it was great. My favorite activity was the Scarf juggling because I got really good at it, Tonya was really good at helping people and so was Yuri. Danial Goulding-Ellison.

I reccomend Blackpool Circus school to anybody old and young because I know my teachers had a good time and I did! Freya Foster.

A pupil at Montgomery High School following the workshops on their activity day.

I have had a really good 6 weeks learning new things every time I have come. I have really learned an awful lot and I am really pleased I have come. When I came for the very first time I thought I was going to be rubbish, but I have nearly passed everything! I have worked really hard and I have enjoyed everything and all the time I had.

Jordon Cassar x


Positive activities for Kids, Blackpool Council.

I just wanted to let you know how pleased we were with the teachers that came to Grange Park for PAYP over the summer holidays. The children really got involved and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. So thankyou to the trainers and yourself and we hope to book again soon.

Amanda Heyes


Grand Theatre Blackpool

Not only was I inpressed and amazed, once again, by the level of skill of your students, but I would wish to extend my thanks to them, not only for their professionalism and skill,but also for their fantastic attitude and behaviour whilst being in and around the theatre. Your students were, once again the highlight of a very enjoyable evening and I hope that you and they, would consider returning again for a similar evening in the future.

Paul David-Gough Acadamy director


Montgomery High School Bispham

Thank you for all your efforts last half term, the Wednesday afternoon activities programme is still running well, and pupils still continue to enjoy taking part in their activities.

Lisa Young


Visit Blackpool, Showzam

Visit Blackpool would like to thank you for your support and involvement in Blackpool’s first Showzam festival. It has been a real partnership approach and without the commitment from everyone involved, the event would not have been such a great success. Could you please pass our thanks on to the staff and young people for their enthusiaism and perfoemance. Thank you again for all your hard work and don’t forget to put the dates for Showzam 09 in your diary.

Claire Turner Events Developement Manager


Chobham Festival

I have had such appreciative emails from all the Chobham Schools following your exciting Circus Workshop last week so may I pass on their thanks along with mine and those of the festival.

With my very best wishes and thanks again.

Penny Bazire. Festival organizer


Preston & District Centenary Camp 2007

On behalf of Preston & District Scouts, we would like to send our grateful thanks to members of Blackpool Circus School for their splendid support in making our centenary camp, Camp to remember.

Helen & Alan Campbell Camp organizers


Lion Television “Let me entertain you”

Thank you for coming down to film with us for the new series of Let me Entertain you at Teddington studios. The performances and reactions from jame, Jamie and Martyn were great; please pass on our gratitude to them.

Freddie & Nikki Production team


Chernobyl Children for Life Line

On behalf of the Blackpool link of the Chernobyl Children Life Line charity I would like to thank-you for your hospitality to the 10 Russian children and their host families during the summer. The children enjoyed the time they spent at the Circus School immensly. This was a completely new experience for them, one I’m sure they will never forget.

James Heatly Chairman Blackpool Link


St Johns Ambulance

Thank you-everybody had a brilliant time!!!! From bertie, and all the lancashire Badgers and their leaders.

Beryl Brighouse County Commisioner Youth


Caldervale Festival 2008

A great big thank you for your invaluable help in making Calder Vale Children’s festival 2008 such a huge success. We could not have done it without you!

The Festival Committee


Pat Eakets School of Dance and Drama

Thank you for everything you did-we the teachers & especially the students had a wonderful time. See you next year!

Alison Bel


Education Relations March 2004

“Over the last 18 months Blackpool Circus School has worked with 11 Blackpool Schools as part of the ArtXtra project. The training and support provided by their staff has enabled pupils to develop new skills in a range of circus activities. Pupils and teachers have found the sessions to be well structured, motivating and above all fantastic fun.

‘Blackpool Circus School has given pupils the chance to learn new skills in a fun and safe way, I hope to get the opportunity to use your services again’

Richard Sharples, ArtXtra Project Coordinator