As we all know School is a place for children to learn and develop their skills and a juggling
workshop is a great way for children to learn while having fun. A Magic Mike workshop as would be expected is a lively fun experience for all and as well as being enjoyable it does have benefits for all children involved.
“Although they admit to a lack of scientific data supporting their observations, several teachers and administrators recently told Education World that they've seen students' schoolwork improve after the kids learned to juggle. Improvements in concentration, eye-hand coordination, fine motor skills, reading, and behaviour are just some of the benefits of juggling cited by educators”.—www.educatioin-world.com
Cross curricular links can be achieved for example:-
Science (Physics) - objects such as rings and clubs react differently when thrown through the air
Numeracy - counting and repeating patterns whilst juggling
Eye to eye co-ordination
Rhythm and timing
Ambidexterity (builds up use of weak hand)
Fantastic Stress reliever (Great before SATS)
Overall increased fitness
Develops hobbies and interests
All workshops can be adapted to suit your school but as a rough guide a usual workshop would be either a morning or afternoon and would lasts two hours (with a break in-between) and is aimed at Year 3 to Year 6 pupils (based on an average class size of 25 to 30 children). The cost for such a workshop would be £100.00. A full days session (ie. 2 x 2hr sessions for two classes (one after the other) would be £150.00. Again this is only a guide and can be tailored to your schools specific needs.
Safety and peace of mind comes with Magic Mike Ltd as we have 10 million pounds public liability insurance, all electrical equipment is PAT tested and a full up to date police and CRB check are in place. Please feel free to contact our office and speak to our friendly staff who will help you with any questions you may have.