As some of you know All The Skills are based in Prestwich where there is a very large Jewish community. It has recently been Jewish New Year and Tabernacles and today they are celebrating Simchat Torah- the giving or reading of the Torah. Simchat comes for the Hebrew for joy and the celebrations are very joyous with singing, dancing and feasting.
As part of the celebrations Higher Crumpsall Synagogue asked All The Skills to provide a circus skills workshop as part of the children’s activities for the day. The workshop was very popular, especially as some of the boys were already into circus skills and already had their own diabolos. Sean enjoyed the opportunity to teach some of the harder tricks rather than the usual basics.
One thing which fascinated children and parent’s alike was Sean’s contact juggling with the acrylic ball. Some of the boys and one of their mums had a go and discovered it was a lot harder than it looks!