"We would like to thank you for all your hard work and enthusiasm you put into the Summer School programme as supported by the Extended Services Team.  Without your help and commitment we would not have had such a powerful impact on the lives of the children and young people we were lucky enough to have worked with this summer." Jamie Noble, Children and Young People’s Services, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.  September 2009

"The girls that are lacking self confidence, really got involved, so that was fab building on their self confidence" Shaida Karim, Youth Worker, Sheffield

"Through learning the routine the children were able to extend their physical skills and learn to manage their physical behaviour in a controlled manner. It would be hoped that Swamp Circus Trust could do work with this group in the future." Sheffield Activities Coordinator

"It is well known that activity challenging the use of gross motor skills, balance, juggling etc is of benefit" to children with dyslexia. parent of child attending Unity Centre, Rotherham play scheme

"The young people hugely enjoyed the workshop which was delivered with professionalism and enthusiasm." Ian Clifford Burngreave Study Support Consortium Manager, Sheffield


A council spokesman said: "All the youngsters had a great time trying out their circus skills - it was great fun."

We really appreciated having Swamp support our events. The children loved it – it was a fantastic experience for them.  Swamp's employees were really enthusiastic and willing to work in the park in really rotten weather! I felt the quality of Swamp's employees was very high; they engaged well with the children and new their stuff! I hope that Darnall Green spaces can continue to work with Swamp Circus in the future.

Claire Skelton, Project Ranger, Darnall Green Spaces Regeneration Project

We were very happy with the workshops Swamp Circus provided over the summer the kids really enjoyed learning new skills. We would love to work with you again...

Joe-Anne, Lowedges Resource and Information Centre



Just a note to say how wonderful the circus entertainers were on Friday. The children were absolutely enthralled by the performances, and it really contributed to a fabulous celebration event for our school. We will certainly contact you again in the future if we are organising a similar day.

Kate Shaw, Sitwell Infant School, Rotherham

Comments from local schools and youth groups 2007-2009.

“Thanks to the team! We felt it was a successful venture!” teacher from Brinsworth comprehensive school

“Thank you for teaching us” pupil from Tinsley primary school

“I enjoyed the session it was real fun and I look forward to future activities. Thank you” participant in a workshop at Tinsley connexions centre

“Thanks to the team! We felt it was a successful venture!”- teacher from Brinsworth Comprehensive School

“Thank you for teaching us” pupil from Tinsley Primary School

“I enjoyed the session it was real fun and I look forward to future activities. Thank you” participant in a workshop at Tinsley Connexions Centre

“That was fab building on their self confidence.” member of staff from Tinsley Pavilion

I learnt how to co-ordinate and it also helped me with my stamina. Most importantly I learnt I had to be patient.” participant in a work shop

Do circus instead of PE!” pupil at Wombwell Park Street Primary School, Barnsley

“When I asked him if his Mum enjoyed the performance he said “she loved it!”” teacher at Brinsworth Comprehensive School

“I got real satisfaction when I got something down and under wraps” pupil at Brinsworth School

“I enjoyed it so much” pupil at Tinsley Junior School

“some of the children mastered techniques that were well above what was expected” learning support assistant at Hinde House School

“I’ve really seen her benefit from the project. She is talking about her school work much more now than beforeparent

“I enjoyed the session and I am looking forward to future activities…” participant in workshop

The workshop provided the"chance to develop a new area of interest for after school clubs. I was pleased with the outcomes and would certainly be willing to look at ways in which this might be extended for / by us in the future." John Thompson, head Teacher, Tinsley Junior School, Sheffield

"Incredible art above our heads." Business in the Arts.

"The young people gained new skills, confidence, communication skills and teambuilding through an appropriate teaching delivery style." Nicola Doyle, Doncaster Youth Service.

"I enjoyed the session, it was really fun and I can’t wait to do it again.  Thank you!" participant in a workshop at Tinsley Connexions Centre, Sheffield.

 "A great day was had by all students, staff and visitors alike and this would not have possible without your assistance. The day was very special to all involved and will be remembered for a very long time" Kate Le Prevost, Ilkeston School, Derbyshire.



"... worked the crowds tirelessly and kept them totally entertained with their fantastic juggling skills, creative and original balloon modelling for adults (what a great idea!!) and incredible balancing skills on the unicycles. I can't thank these guys enough they were always right where I needed them to be at the right time and needed no supervision at all - an Event Co-ordinator's dream!!" Lisa Bremner AECC

"The event went really well and I must comment on what a great job the two artistes did. Everybody at the event commented on how brilliant they were. The artistes were very good at engaging with the young people and soon became the main attraction" Leroy Williamson, Chilypep, Firth park Festival, Sheffield

"I would highly recommend Swamp Circus. A top class performance was given at each venue which kept our guests amazed and entertained all evening. A professional service from start to finish." Dawn Wilkinson, Chorley, Nissan

"We have worked with Swamp Circus on a variety of client events and they have always provided an excellent range of entertainment. On several occasions they have tailored the entertainment so it is in keeping with the brand or objectives of the client which is a huge advantage when attracting business to the venue. We are currently working with Swamp Circus on the launch of Magna's new facilities and we have every confidence that they will once again deliver a high quality performance for our showcase event." Helen Davies, The Magna Centre, Rotherham

Team Building

Feedback from various members of staff from The Institute of Lifelong Learning, University of Sheffield.  January 29th 2010

 “[Swamp Circus Trust]…did a very good job – excellent… Everyone should give themselves a pat on the back."

“it was lovely to get the chance to try out things which were completely new to me. I never ever thought I would be able to walk along a tight rope wire, even with someone holding my hand, so I am very heartened and my self confidence has taken a nice boost!”

 “a very enjoyable, exhilarating, useful and memorable day … the day achieved it's aims and objectives…creating a sense of caring and co-operation amongst colleagues, it was a very inclusive experience…. demonstrated perfectly how we
have to trust team members to achieve a good end result.”

“an enjoyable, well organised day…most refreshing and inspiring as well as instructive…I will certainly be able to use the experience to build my competencies”

“what a very wonderful day I had yesterday playing at circuses. I have rarely had so much fun”


Various Events

I just wanted to thank you for the stilt walking at Barker's Pool on the 30th July- we have had so many comments of how great you were and you really brought some personality and fun to the event.


Hope you enjoyed Saturday. Thanks soo much for coming down! You guys were a big hit. Thanks.

Loren. Peace In The Park, 2010

It was great to meet you and to work alongside your team yesterday.  I think you'll agree that town was absolutely buzzing and it was great to be part of such a successful event - and so good for outputs! Hopefully not the last time we will work together.

Maire McCarthy, Director, Maire McCarthy Ltd. Junior Tramlines 2010.

I am pleased to inform you that the feedback from the circus session was very positive (from staff and the young people). Many thanks for your support and for providing the session; could you also pass on to Sarah our thanks and tell her  how much the staff and young people enjoyed the event.

Zoë Birch, Business Support Assistant FIP, Children and Young People's Service's, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. December 2010.

Please could you extend our thanks to Nic and the other girl ho came to City Hearts Support Service Drop-in last Thursday.  It was an amazing experience having Swamp Circus in!  I think everyone had a go, which is great.  I hope we will be able to have Swamp Circus in again in the future.

Joanne Hemmingfield, Drop-in, City Hearts Support Service. April 2010.

Activity Sheffield have been working partnership with Sheffield Futures and Swamp Circus in order to provide addition activities in the brand new Herdings Youth Club building. For the last 3 weeks the Swamp Circus has enhanced our delivery at this session and they have engaged with approximately 100 children. There sessions have engaged young people who stereotypically would not take part in such an activity and this was great to see. The variety of activities that they brought with them really meant that everyone could have a go and achieve.

Rebecca Trevor, South Development Officer, Activity Sheffield. Feb 2011.