The circus comes to Beeston Primary School

Circus artists from Circus Leeds and Circus Sensible visited Beeston Primary School last week (6-10 February 2023) to help provide a focus for their annual Growth Mindset Week.

Each year, pupils and staff take time to remind themselves of the importance of having a Growth Mindset and how they should all remember that we learn by making mistakes; listening to feedback and trying again.

To help launch the special week there were assemblies and focussed workshops for each class where they learned some circus skills for example juggling, plate spinning and hula hooping.

Circus skills are an opportunity for children and adults to discover and develop skills such as concentration, information retention, concept visualisation; hand-eye coordination and self-awareness. These skills can then be used in many other settings including social situations and other curriculum lessons.

Mrs Tidey, Deputy Headteacher, explained that the aim throughout the week was to link achievement and progress to Growth Mindset, resilience, determination and practise as well as having lots of fun too.

Pupils L-R : Henley Navey, Jake Sigsworth(crouching), Ruvimbo Mupezeni and Syeda Hoque.


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