CirSchool Games Repository

From here you can query the Games repository that has been developed within the framework of the CirSchool project. This is a collection of over 100 games that can be used in order to teach using Circus Activities.The collection can be searched by name of the game, type of game, experience level, minimum age, impact on Confidence, Creativity, Team work and Risk management abilities. From the list of games you can see a detailed presentation of each game by pressing the right arrow next to the game listing. The detailed presentation will provide you with:
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Balance: Five balance stations Working with five stations. The conductor explains how to work in each station. The participants, at the stop of the music, must be divided into three groups balanced in the number of components; each student will choose the station at which he wants to stop. This process is repeated a few times. The game stops when the trainer observes that the group is able to organize itself quickly. Notions of specific warming: - For the tightrope: work about foot positions while walking - For the stilts: walk like a robot with legs straight and pelvic movement Passive safety: carpets, shoes, socks Active safety: personal or material assistance (foulard for tightrope walking, etc.) Presentation of the different types of path: multi-activities Basic technical explanation of each object and adaptability to different levels of difficulty Topics: climb, move, get down with him or without complications
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Ball Battles Split a group of young people into two, line them up in front of a ball each. Each team tries to win points by battling against each other with different challenges. No physical contact is allowed. Develop the difficulty as skill increases e.g. longest balancing sitting, longest on hands and knees, on stomach, walking, doing a dance etc.
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Bean Bag Battle Young people must balance a beanbag on their head. You then start knocking the beanbags off their heads. Once this happens to a young person they must freeze until someone with a beanbag still on their head comes and picks it up for them. Variation "Heel Walking beanbag": All young people must play Bean Bag Battle but whilst walking on heels
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Challenge Day Set out various different bits of equipment e.g. Unicycle, Ball, Tightrope and the Rolla Bolla. Decide challenges for each piece of equipment depending on the skill level e.g. ride 4 feet on the unicycle, 10 seconds balancing on the ball, 7 seconds on one foot on the tightrope and 15 seconds on the rolla bolla. The participants must then achieve all the challenges before the end of the session.
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Earthquake Participants must survive different levels of earthquake on the ball without falling off or touching the floor. Level 1 lying stomach down on the ball, you then shake and spin the ball as if there is an earthquake. If they survive this proceed to level 2, on their hands and knees, then to level 3 standing, level 4 stepping as if the ball is covered in lava and you cannot put one foot on for too long. Any levels from here on in can be challenges such as jumping asteroids, walking forwards away from lava etc.
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Islands Place hoops, rings or ropes out on the floor. Each circle is an island. When you say go they have a set time to get into and stay within an island, make the time shorter each time or remove an island each time. The teacher is a Monster who will catch them if they are late or step out of an island. Participants can be on stils to make game skill-based.
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Magic newspaper Balance game with newspaper. Fold the paper as shown and balance on your hand making sure you look at the top tip of the newspaper. Try to balance the newspaper on other parts of the body (chin, shoulder, head, …) and at the same time try to do other actions (rotate a ring using the free hand, etc.) Develop movement to music, change the tempo and change the rhythm.
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Missions Set out all equipment in an obstacle course. E.g. walk across the tightrope, then swing on a rope onto a crashmat, then jump on the trampete up onto a platform. Create a story that the young people must engage with imaginatively and as a team. Change skill level to match the age range.
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Six Stations for Equilibre Explanation of all the equilibre workshops The participants have to split into five equal-sized groups when the music stops; each pupil chooses autonomously the station they want to stop at. This instruction is repeated several times. Notes for specific warm up activities: - For the tightrope: work on the position of the foot while walking - For the stilts: robot walking with straight/rigid legs and pelvic movement - For the unicycle: mount, keeping the back leaning against the wall, use the unicycle between two handrails (two large safety mats, 200 cm x 100 cm x 40 cm, standing and horizontally), or pedalling and leaning against the wall. Passive Safety Rules: rugs, shoes, shoes Active Safety Rules: with assistance / person or material (e.g. a handkerchief for use on the wire) Presentation of the different types of itinerary: multi-activity Basic Explanation of the techniques for each object and adaptability of each to the different levels of difficulty . Themes: getting on, moving and getting off, with or without complications
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Stacking Balance manipulation objects (spinning plates, bean bags, flower sticks etc.) on young people on as many parts of body as possible, head, shoulders, hands etc. Then the young person must do this whilst balancing on equipment, performing a routine or completeing an obstacle course.
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