A children’s circus workshop, run by Heidi Harris from Haslemere and Carolina Fandino from Chiddingfold, has been selected by Eventbrite as a finalist in its most curious and colourful events competition.

The winning event, to be announced in November, will receive a £2,500 cash prize and £2,500 worth of Eventbrite fee credits.

The children’s circus workshop was praised for its ability to give children the opportunity to have fun and make friends while learning new skills such as juggling, plate spinning, hula hooping, aerial silks, aerial hoop, partner acrobatics and solo acrobatics.

As part of Sky High Aerial, Heidi and Carolina teach children aerial acrobatics and circus skills in weekly classes and also run workshops in the half-term school holidays.

“The workshops are really hands-on and the children have a ball,” said Heidi. “They’re learning something new and get a real sense of satisfaction and a confidence boost when they get the balance and flexibility to grasp what they’re doing.

“The children socialise, make new friends and even get to be creative.”

Tina Johnson, whose daughter Alice attends the circus workshops, said: “The class has boosted my daughter’s confidence hugely. After years of dance and gymnastics, this puts many of those elements together into something unique and exciting.”