Young People said;

“I liked spinning plates and stilts” Girl aged 8

“Everything was amazing and nice happy people and I loved it!” Girl aged 12

“I like learning how to juggle I am going to get some balls and practise” Boy aged 11

I liked “playing with the balls and all the games, dressing up and taking part in the final show” Boy aged 17

“The diabolo is great, I am going to get one “ Boy aged 12

” I liked best stilt walking “Girl 12

“I liked best diablo and meeting new people” Boy 12

Parents said:

“We had a lovely time last week, I think x really enjoyed herself and has been practicing with some beanbags and a hoop that we have here at home.”Lorraine, parent

“x has really enjoyed being involved with the group. She has learnt new skills, the unicycle and made new friends” K Parson, parent

Working with children with additonal needs

“The children became more confident, more outgoing and more determined. They felt good about their successes and enjoyed performing to their families. Staff noticed a marked improvement in their levels of engagement both with the physical skills and with eachother” Jill Wadham, teacher with community responsibility, Camborne Science and Community College

“The Cirque du Ciel group is a fantastic provision which has brought much pleasure and excitement to all of our special needs students that have had the chance to actively involve themselves in this provision. The expertise and passion which has been brought to the sessions by the instructor(Jo) has made a huge difference to the success of the activity. ” Martin Prodger, Special Needs Co-Ordinator, Nacealverne Special School.

Working with families who have experienced domestic violence

“Children enjoyed having space to play and they liked having fun and learning new skills. This increased self confidence and co-ordination. It is a safe space that provides a stepping stone for families to develop the confidence to join in other community activities”Alison Tangue, Children’s Worker, WCAID

The circus club ” helps families develop positive memories and is the best activity we have run for children” Bernie Fullen, Children’s Worker

Working for the Heath Service

“It was a fantastic session: all the families joined in and loved it and were really buzzing after the session. It was great to see that most of the parents joined in too.”

Poppy was a really patient and really fantastic leader with such a big group of children with different ages and abilities”Amy Broonfield, Kate Dunn, Haelth Promotion Service, CIOSPCT