125 years of British Circus at this year’s School Summer Festival

Mar 27, 2018 | Primary School News

Wisborough Green Primary School PTA is delighted to share its exciting plans for their annual Summer Festival in June. This year we are excited to be partnering with Cirque Normandie, the UK’s premier French circus, who are actually based in Wisborough Green!  The Festival itself will take place on Saturday 16 June and will feature two performances with the big top on the Green providing a unique focal point for this annual event.

They will also be providing the children of our school and surrounding villages with free circus workshops, and creating a circus themed week of activity in conjunction with the school. We are extremely excited about this wonderful theme for this year’s event which celebrates 125 years of circus.

We hope that the entire village and community will support and enjoy this vital fundraiser for the school which this year is seeking to improve its outside areas, including outside learning areas, all weather play areas, as well as other vital supplies to support the children’s studies.

There will of course also be the traditional activities of the Maypole Procession, as well as performances and displays by the children on the Green, live music, craft stalls, food and drink, fun activities and lots of fun for all of the family.

Tickets for the circus will be available for purchase and we will be sharing further information via local communication channels as more information becomes available.


The Festival offers local businesses an exceptional opportunity to be promoted within the community, not only gaining valuable exposure for your company within that community, but the additional PR benefits of supporting an important local event and investing in the future of the village. With the partnership with the circus this year, we are predicted a far higher footfall than previous years, plus a great deal of additional pre-promotional activity.  Funding is tougher than ever this year, with budget imbalances being felt very keenly by small schools such as ours in particular, so we really are immensely grateful for any support. If you would like further information on sponsorship or advertising in the Festival programme, which is distributed to local businesses and households in the area, or are able to provide a prize for our Grand Prize Draw, we would be extremely grateful.  You can email us on wisboroughgreenschoolpta@gmail.com or call Heidi Lang on 07753 223907 for further information.

Heidi Lang