School of Larks

by Claudia Weston in Stroud, Gloucestershire

We did it
On 27th March 2014 we successfully raised £2,000 with 21 supporters in 28 days

We aim to give adults and children the opportunity to try circus skills usually only accessible in cities.

by Claudia Weston in Stroud, Gloucestershire

We are just launching School of Larks - a new creative circus school based in Stroud and Nailsworth. We have a wonderful pool of skilled teachers and aim to offer weekly classes to adults and children in static trapeze, silks, rope, juggling, movement, acro balance,  hula hooping, circus skills and more.  

We need funding to buy aerial (trapeze, ropes and silks) equipment and then to get them professionally rigged. We also need a 3 more crash mats.

We want to give adults and children the opportunity to try something that they might only have dreamed of doing - or possibly not even thought of doing!

Have you ever done an aerial class?

There is something very compelling about being on a trapeze and trying to master a move. It needs focus and concentration. You are working physically very hard and yet your mind is having to coordinate where your body is in relation to the bar and ropes. Then creativity comes to play as you try to make the 'shape' of what you are doing look beautiful.

Circus skills in general have great educational and psychological benefits. They can develop self confidence, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and body control.

Circus skills are an art but also a sport therefore they combine physical exercise and creativity in a very effective way.

Please help us to raise enough money to buy the equipment we need.

Thank you for taking the time to read about our project and thank you for your support.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

We blow you a kiss and say a big thank you on our website.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

One taster session (within one of our group classes) for YOU - or someone else of your choosing and a BIG THANK YOU on our website.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Two taster sessions (within one of our group sessions) for YOU and a FRIEND (or someone other than yourself of your choosing) and a BIG THANK YOU on our website.

£75 or more

£75 Reward

Three taster sessions (within one of our group classes) for YOU and A FRIEND (or someone other than yourself of your choosing) and a BIG THANK YOU on our website

£100 or more

£100 Reward

One exclusive 1 hour group class for YOU and 7 people of your choosing and a BIG THANK YOU on our website.

£250 or more

£250 Reward

Nominate a child of your choice to have a 'circus party' with 10 children as guests - in one of our venues - complete with food and party bags. Or an exclusive group class for you and 9 people of your choosing with refreshments and of course a big thank you on our website!

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Nominate a child of your choice to have a 'circus party' with 15 children - in one of our venues - complete with, entertainment, food and party bags. Or an exclusive group class for you and 9 people of your choosing with refreshments, a trapeze and juggling performance and of course a big thank you on our website!

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

We hold an amazing party in your honour (or someone else of your choosing) with 50 of your guests, in one of our venues, with circus entertainment, food, wine and of course a big thank you on our website!

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