The Cotswold School has announced a new and ground-breaking project - aerial sport lessons.

Sport England has funded the installation of aerial equipment at The Cotswold School as part of a youth engagement project within the Cotswold area.

Ms Buckley, head of music at the school, is spearheading the classes and will be offering an aerial skills extra-curricular club for the pupils at the School.

Teachers from The School of Larks, based in Stroud, will be running courses for the wider community, including the new summer school lessons.

Ms Buckley said: "In using the trapeze, silks, rope and hoop, it’s a different discipline with coordination, flexibility, strength and self-control at the heart of these skills.

"It is a combination of sport and art and really can boost self-esteem while developing understanding and respect and self-confidence."

Classes will commence with the summer circus school on August 12 and 13, available for all ages and abilities from five years old through to adult classes.

From autumn, School of Larks will be running aerial sport regular classes in the sports hall at the Cotswold School, both for the students at the school and the local community to engage more young people in activity and enhance both physical and mental wellbeing.

Principal Will Morgan added: "We believe this is something unique for a secondary state school to put on and we thank Sport England for the funding.

"We can offer classes to both the students at the school and open it to the wider community to enjoy so they can discover further the elements of aerial sport."