THE LARKS

OPPORTUNITIES

We show you,
you can believe in yourself.

If you’d like to get involved, contact us at schooloflarks@gmail.com.

Teacher Training

Our teacher training program is available to anyone 25 years and over and who wish to train as a lead or assistant teacher.

Our modular program includes anatomy, teaching methodology, safeguarding, health and safety, lesson planning, mental health support training, diversity training and paging amongst other modules. Hone your skills and learn how to create a safe and fulfilling experience for all participants.

We welcome enquiries from circus professionals as well as those with teaching experience in other areas who are interested in turning their hand to teaching circus.

Apprenticeship Program

Open to 16–25-year-olds, this program provides a unique opportunity to learn how to become assistant teachers and gain experience in all areas of the school. We provide training in skills development, teaching methodology, safeguarding, health and safety, lesson planning and structure, creating and producing shows as well as an insight into how we run the organisation. We provide support in for each individuals’ professional development.

Learn how to create exciting and individual learning experiences in a safe and fun way.

Young Larks

This program is for enthusiastic young people under the age of 16. Young Larks is an opportunity for experienced students under the age of 16, who have a keen interest in teaching and becoming more involved with the school. Explore and master our teaching methods, gain experience by assisting in classes and benefit from opportunities to work with us.

Maya Weston-O'Neil

Maya Weston-O'Neil

2020 Young Lark

Maya started doing aerial at the age of 3 and began classes with School of Larks as soon as opened. Maya suggested the Young Larks program to Alice and a month later it was set up and has been running ever since. Apart from aerial, Maya attends 4 weekly dance classes and is part of the Tetbury gymnastics squad. She isn’t sure what she wants to do as a career… she’d love to work with horses but does toy with the idea of performing in some way, maybe acting, dancing or circus!

Daisy Koos

Daisy Koos

2019 Young Lark

Daisy has been doing aerial with School of Larks since she was 7 years old and loves every moment of it. She has so much fun practicing all types of aerial and acrobatics and she can’t wait for all the experiences ahead of her.

Jetta Mallinson

Jetta Mallinson

2020 Apprentice

“I took my first aerial class with School of Larks in early 2018 and fell in love with all kinds of circus. I like to practise handstands, acrobatics and of course aerial! I have a big passion for all kinds of physical disciplines and hope to study at Circomedia in the future. My experience at School of Larks has been nothing but joy, and the classes are my favorite place to be.”

Evie McClung

Evie McClung

2020 Apprentice

‘I joined School of Larks in 2016 after training in trampoline gymnastics. Claudia and Alice have provided me with a range of opportunities to develop as a performer and now as an apprentice. This has helped me to build my confidence not only on the aerial equipment but also in my everyday life.”

Talitha Smith

Talitha Smith

2019 Apprentice

Tali is a Performing Arts student who began taking aerial lessons with School of Larks in 2018 as a means of making her performance skills more diverse. It quickly became more of a passion; she now hopes to study Circus in the future. She also enjoys creating and performing physical theatre as well as developing her hula hoop and acrobatic skills.

Macey Packard

Macey Packard

2019 Apprentice

“I started aerial classes at School of Larks after summer school in 2013! I’m currently doing the Art Foundation at Stroud and will hopefully be continuing to study Circus at Circomedia in 2020. All aspects of being an apprentice have been uplifting: working with compassionate teachers and students, learning about the business, gaining leadership skills, and solidifying my own knowledge through teaching others.”

Laura Beard

Laura Beard

2018 Apprentice

Laura has picked up a variety of circus skills from various people since she was a child which has given her a good foundation in a range of skills from juggling and unicycle through to the trapeze. Her main focus has always been to learn aerial skills, and more recently she has discovered her love for hand-balancing.

Jess Hale

Jess Hale

2017 Apprentice

Jess worked in various classes, learning to teach a range of skills including aerial, manipulation and balance!

Kirsten Pobjoy

Kirsten Pobjoy

2016 Apprentice

“I loved working as an apprentice for School of Larks – it has really helped to build my confidence both with teaching and my personal performing skills. I have loved working to help design the business, I felt that it was really adapted to my individual needs. I am continuing to work there teaching and also as their designer!”

Ruby DeBo

Ruby DeBo

2015 Apprentice

“Working as an apprentice for School of Larks can be anything from learning about the business to helping create a show. It really is what you make it into, so the most important thing is to do the things you enjoy and are interested in. Alice and Claudia will provide you with tons of opportunities but it’s up to you to decide which ones will help you the most. For me it was all about improving my skills as a teacher, and building my confidence as an artist.”