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Tuesday 17th July – Lord Mayor’s presentation at City Hall

We were invited to attend a short ceremony at City Hall on Tuesday hosted by the Lord Mayor and Sheriff of Norwich. They were marking the end of another successful celebration weekend, presenting certificates to participants and prizes for the winners of the parade.


Friday 13th July – circus showcase film

Click here to view the film of the amazing schools showcase on Wednesday.  Thanks to Vincent from Casus who provided the film.  


Wednesday 11th July – circus performance day arrives

Y6’s big day has arrived.  They have been developing their circus skills since January through weekly sessions with LiT tutors, then finalising plans for their performance with Casus Circus over the past three weeks.  Today they met at 8.45am at the Big Top in Chapelfield Gardens for the performance.  The morning was taken up with […]


Tuesday 10th July – final preparations for the circus performance

Casus delivered their last session with Y6 ahead of tomorrow’s big schools showcase in Chapelfield Gardens.  Although some of the children were on their high school transition, which had an impact on some of the paired routines, the skill level of the children was very impressive, and there was a very purposeful and happy atmosphere […]


Saturday 7th July – Parade day arrives – updated gallery

Updated gallery.  A MASSIVE thank you to everyone involved in making yesterday such as special experience.  It was wonderful to have Wensum right at the heart of the city’s biggest party.  Fabulous atmosphere.  Enjoy the gallery.


Friday 6th July – Lord Mayor’s celebrations get underway

A parade of the Circus 250 elephants gets the weekend’s celebrations for the Lord Mayor’s Weekend underway. The 5 elephants – 4 adults and 1 baby – created by local artists Tin House – recreated the Barnum and Bailey parade through the city.  It all looks set to be a fantastic weekend of celebrations.  See […]


Thursday 5th July – changes to parade times

Hi all, As you will be aware, Norwich City Council has pushed back the parade start time in response to the football.  The new times are as follows: 4.30pm – 5.00pm:  assemble on Newmarket Road. Everyone needs to be in place by 5.00pm.  We are number 8 in the line up. 5.15pm:  final checks 6.00pm  […]


Wednesday 4th July – parade arrangements

Hi all, All participating children and staff met for a short briefing assembly and the following points were discussed: it’s going to be hot so sun cream needs to be applied before hand it’s going to be hot so please bring a large, labelled waterbottle there will be no access to toilets once the parade […]


Thursday 28th June – second session with Casus

Working intensively over consecutive days is important as it helps the children develop their ‘physical memory’, embedding the routines so they become second nature.  The peer showcase at the end of the second session showed how far they had come in just two days.  Not only are they increasingly skillful and coordinated, but they are […]


Thursday 28th June – parade rehearsal

Today Sistema led our first full parade rehearsal for the big weekend.  For many of the children it was the first time they have done anything like this. Parading while singing / dancing / animating puppets / juggling is no mean feat!  It was hot work, but it was great to get a sense of […]