School of Larks
We are a young team of performers, teachers and yoga professionals based in Gloucestershire. We have created a rural based circus and arts school which endeavors to bring activities to the rural area which are usually only accessible in cities. The School of Larks currently provides circus skills classes for adults and children and circus and arts training sessions and children's yoga classes in the area of Stroud and Nailsworth. Our circus classes and workshops for adults and children use Aerial trapeze and silks, unicycle, juggling (diabolo, scarves, devilsticks, poi etc), balancing and hulahooping.
We are very interested in the educational and creative possibilities of aerial and other circus disciplines and the benefits they can have on self-esteem, coordination, autonomy, strength, flexibility and self control as well as cooperation and working in a team and mutual care as well as many others. There is also such a wide range of skills in circus, which means that each individual has the opportunity to find out which interests them most. As Aerial and other circus skills are considered a sport and an art they are an excellent combination as an educational tool. We are also interested in developing artists residencies for international, national and local artists who can then contribute to the school and promote their performances through us.