The boarding community had fantastic fun clowning around with Circus Sensible on Saturday 26 November. Pupils learned to juggle, spin plates, toss a flower stick and throw a diabolo. Juggling in particular seemed to be the favourite activity of most.
Learning to juggle has many great benefits. Juggling leads to improved hand-eye coordination, bi-manual dexterity, focused concentration, goal-setting skills, problem solving skills, and delayed gratification. Teachers have linked juggling to improved academic skills, and research has shown that there is a direct relationship between the hand-eye coordination learned through juggling and the ability to read, write and reason. Much research has also been published on the positive benefits that juggling has on the development of the brain.