For the last 10 years Paul of Kinetic Circus has had a close working relationship with Laleham Gap School, Margate. The school originally was for pupils who had speech language/communication difficulties and Paul has shown great compassion, patience and formed excellent relationships with both pupils and staff over the years he has been associated with us. To come into a special school and build a relationship quickly is very difficult but Paul’s unique style, sense of fun, honesty and commitment enabled this to happen.
Over the last 5 years our pupils needs have changed and most pupils are now on the Autistic Spectrum. This brings other issues into play as our pupils are very anxious around strangers and new situations but yet again Paul took this on board and changed his approach to meet their needs. Paul has a natural rapport with young people, he accepts them as they are and treats them with respect and they in turn like and respect him. Paul really is a very good role model to young people.
As a performer Paul is second to none – a highlight in our school calendar has always been Paul and the team coming not only to lead workshops but put on displays for pupils, family, staff and other visitors. Its not just the obvious talents he has but his showmanship, excellent communication skills and magnetic personality which enamor him to his audiences. I would wholeheartedly recommend Paul to you and would not hesitate in employing him at Laleham Gap School in the future.
Sue Scobie Assistant Head teacher, Laleham Gap School September 15, 2014
We have annually used Paul of Kinetic Circus Workshops for our ‘Circus Day’ and Open/Sports Day Circus display. Paul has never failed to impress the staff, students and guests with his physical circus skills and huge personality. Every year he is challenged to get a diabolo on to a high telephone wire; every year he succeeds.
Paul is a person who relates very well to both adults and students. As a special school, this is one of Paul’s major strengths as he really encourages our students to join in with a range of ‘circus’ activities. He is infectiously encouraging and exceptionally skillful at creating such a positive atmosphere that everybody just wants to try and join in. Even I can now spin a plate!
Many of our students have gone on to buy their own circus equipment and continue to practice their skills long after Paul has left. Several have demonstrated these skills to him when he has returned the following year! As a school we continue to book him annually.
Keith Guilder Head of ICT, Laleham Gap School September 15, 2014
Paul of Kinetic Circus has worked for Dizzy O’Dare in a number of shows, performances and events. He has always been keen, professional and prompt. He is extremely talented and considerate and has a firm understanding of what is expected from him when working as a performer or teacher.
I find him as a teacher to be inspiring to his students, as a performer fantastic to watch, and as an employee a joy and ease to work with. He has a calm and professional manor and I have always found him considerate to the stresses and challenges of those around him
Michael Imerson Dizzy ‘O Dare Presents September 15, 2014