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This year we returned to Calais & Dunkirk for a week in the summer and a week over Christmas to visit the refugees and the children stranded there. The tour was organised by long term PWB volunteers Chez and Jess.

The Summer Tour date were 25th June to 2nd July 2018

The Winter Tour dates were 18th – 26th December 2018.

We generally do a morning and afternoon slot working in collaboration with the organisations and their schedules.

Our partners in Calais are:
Refugee Youth Service
Secours Catholique
Help Refugee
School Bus Project
The Dunkirk Womens and Children’s Centre

As the situation is different each year, for each visit we plan based on previous trips and are adaptable depending on where it is safe to be and whether they chose to be open over this time of year. The youth service has been our first priority and we then slot in sessions with others around this. We also focus on the Dunkirk Women and Children Centre.



Summer team = Chez, Jess and Meg.

This year the WINTER TEAM were:

Chez Dumford (tour coordinator)

Jess Herman (tour coordinator)

Charlie Lumby

Angela Hill


And they looked like this all the time, promise —–>

Here are some stats from the Winter Tour, which included our first attempt at Digital Data Gathering (DDG) using Kobo:

Number of activity session = 12

Number of hours total = 27.25

Number of children participating in each workshop total = 286 (97 female – many of the groups were male only)(at least 5 had special needs)

The age range was from 2 to 26+ years.

They performed 7 shows to 440 people who were refugees and their families and other volunteers.

We provided the following activities: games/play, a parade, face painting, stilt walking, yoga, balloon modelling, art and circus skills workshops.