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Team Building Workshops
Skylight has much to offer for corporate events in addition to our acclaimed Team Building Workshops, a ‘Have-a-go’ workshop for a marketing event, or a Fun Day to reward staff or perhaps a Family Fun Workshop
Do eyes roll when the words ‘team building’ come up? Circus Team Building can make a welcome change after a morning of company development presentations. A full day of circus team building might fit training needs even better or inspire your team with a visit Skylight circus school.
Benefits of circus skills team building
The event promotes co-operation, especially where pairs work together: side-by-side juggling, passing diabolos, helping stilt-walkers and supporting tightwire-walkers. Simple acro-balances and pyramids demand communication and are the ultimate challenge in collaboration, as is sorting out a ‘performance’ at the end of the sessions – pure team building theory made fun!
“Skylight delivered an away day session for our organisation which was a fantastic team-building exercise…We would highly recommend Skylight – the group were professional, accommodating and the session was fun, educating, and the perfect way to spend a team-building afternoon…”Organiser, 3 Aug 2017 workshop
By breaking down the barriers of the workplace and putting your team into a novel environment they will begin to see each other in a new light, celebrate successes together, learn from mistakes together. They will learn about their own learning, how to break down tasks into small chunks, how to help others learn.
- games get everyone warmed up and participating
- they discover abilities they never knew they had
- gains in confidence and motivation
- improved balance, coordination and flexibility
- skills include juggling, diabolo, plate spinning, devil stick, hula and more
- other skills depend on duration and venue e.g. stilts, tightrope and unicycles
Inspire your team with a visit to Skylight circus school. St Chad’s is full of intriguing trapezes, tightropes and much more to provide a unique team building experience.
Skylight’s fully accessible building in central Rochdale is adjacent to a conservation area and close to restaurants and ‘the curry mile’. It is 20 mins by train from Manchester and close to all transport and motorway links. Catering can be arranged.
Circus Team building sessions
Duration, From 1.5hr to full day.
Number of participants 10-36 Larger numbers can be accommodated with extra trainers, equipment and venue spaces.
Circus Team building sessions – structure
The group will first learn some of the more easily achieved skills, all working together. They will be split into teams and where time allows, compete in team games such as ‘Pass the spinning plate’.
Our facilitators give an entertaining demonstration of other skills, breaking down the steps to learning. Teams move round the equipment, helping one another master skills (communication). Human pyramids are built with all teams whenever there is time, encouraging trust as they work together to achieve their goal. On longer workshops, teams collaborate to present the skills in their circus performance.
Have-a-go Workshops are booked by the corporate sector for marketing or other events. The shelter and equipment Skylight brings make an attractive splash of colour and your company may be able to book the facilitators to perform on stilts as strolling walkabout characters before the workshop as part of the package.
These circus workshops are less structured, with participants of all ages free to come and go. Equipment: juggling, diabolos, devil sticks and spinning plates, sometimes with pedalgos and unicycles. Two facilitators move around, teaching skills and offering encouragement. Bystanders and participants are entertained by our facilitators.
Fun Days and Family Fun Days – ideal to reward staff success, develop relationships with colleagues, and have fun while doing it! Skylight has much experience in working with mixed age groups in safe, enjoyable workshops. Discuss your requirements and we will tailor the event to your needs. Duration and participants are variable