WE HELP DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN...

LEARN NEW SKILLS

REALISE THEIR POTENTIAL

GAIN CONFIDENCE

OVERCOME BARRIERS

IN THE UK AND ABROAD

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Kenya 2020

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India 2020

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Please see our Blackburn Project Report page for our latest research and evaluation projects.

WE CHANGE LIVES THROUGH THE PERFORMING ARTS

The mission of Performers Without Borders (PWB) is to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of disadvantaged young people through teaching circus skills and performing arts.

Partaking in a physical activity at a young age has been shown to be a great indicator of future mental and physical health and academic achievement, so our work can be an important early intervention with long lasting and broad ranging benefits for a wide range of vulnerable young people (see Our Impact for more).

Extended Circus Arts Instruction (CAI) with a social focus has been shown to have significant benefits and lasting impacts on physical and mental wellbeing for disadvantaged young people across the world, in PWB’s own 15 years of international projects and from many others.

This is based on a growing body of research expounding the benefits of learning circus skills and putting on performances.

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Circus arts have been shown to improve physical and mental well being as well as promote confidence, team skills, self-esteem, mindfulness and socialising. It is more accessible and inclusive than many traditional sports, including for young people with complex and additional needs.

Early engagement in physical activity has also been shown to improve academic achievement and the likelihood of doing physical activity in later life, which has additional long-term benefits.

Please see our: Blackburn and Swiss Cottage Evaluation Report page for our latest PWB-UK research and evaluation projects.

You can also learn and raise money for PWB by using: this referal link with our sponsorship partners Learned.Live.

Nicaragua Team 2017

WE WORK INTERNATIONALLY AND IN THE UK.

PWB-International currently does outreach work in India, Kenya and Nicaragua every year between January and April. We also support shorter projects with the refugees in  Calais.

PWB-UK also developing outreach projects across the UK and we are keen to get in touch with new partners, funding bodies and interested volunteers.

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Please see our Blackburn Project Report page for our latest research and evaluation projects.

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