VIDEO: Buxton pupils’ circus skills promote good health

Pupils at a Buxton primary school celebrated Healthy Schools Week with a variety of events.

Buxton Junior School students from years three to six all took part in activities aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles and attitudes.

Steve Pike shows off his circus skills to pupils at the Buxton Junior School during skills sessions on Thursday.

Steve Pike shows off his circus skills to pupils at the Buxton Junior School during skills sessions on Thursday.

Beverley Smith, the school’s business officer, said the warm weather meant children were able to get out of the classroom and enjoy the sunshine while taking part in the workshops.

She told the Advertiser: “The schoolchildren took part in activities throughout the week as part of Circusology workshops.

“The children were taught about eating healthy foods and had a workshop on smoothies and how to make them.

“There was also a lot of activities regarding sport and we had a sports morning.

Pupils at the Buxton Junior School show of their circus skills during sessions on Thursday.

Pupils at the Buxton Junior School show of their circus skills during sessions on Thursday.

“Thankfully the weather was kind to us so we had an awful lot of time spent outside.

“As well as that, there was also a day of street dancing and skipping which again promotes healthy living.

“There was a real variety of events and it’s all about keeping healthy.”

Circusology is an entertaining introductory assembly for young pupils which involves fun challenges such as juggling with scarves, balancing peacock feathers and spinning plates, all broken down into achievable steps.

Pupils at the Buxton Junior School show of their circus skills during sessions on Thursday.

Pupils at the Buxton Junior School show of their circus skills during sessions on Thursday.