Youth Activities and Educational Services


The Refugee Council Children's
Section runs eChildren's Section Drawingducational classes and social activities for separated children. 

Summer Activities!Youth Activites

The Youth Development Project will be running summer activities from the 22nd July to the4th September.  Activities will include a sports day, trips to the cinema, picnics in the park, visits to museums and trips to Brighton and Central London.  There will also be creative workshops on drawing, painting and photography.  If you know a young person who would like to take part in the activities or if you just want more information please contact the Youth Development Project Coordinator, Joe Jakes, on 020 7346 1181 or by emailing 

Find out about the activities and trips that have taken place so far ...

September 2015

From September 2015 young people can attend the Children's Section in Croydon every week day from 9.30am - 5pm to meet friends, play games and take part in the activities taking place.  They can also attend the Social Evening every Monday and Wednesday from 4pm - 7pm.  Spaces are limited so please contact the Youth Activities Coordinator, Joe Jakes, more more information.

Email: or phone 020 73461181

See examples of work produced by young people through Children's Section Youth Activities.

Youth Activities Project 2015

Eid Celebration:  On Sunday the 19th July 75 people attended the annual celebration which included musical performances from the young people and Afghan and Albanian boys demonstrating their cultural dances.  Read more ...

Somerset 2015Residential trip to Somerset: 12 young people went on a residential trip to Somerset and stayed at an organic farm.  They learnt about sustainable development, made new friends, developed new skills and took part in activities they had never done before.  One young person said to Joe, our Youth Development Coordinator, "Thank you for everything you do and you are very nice all the time.  Thank you for this amazing trip".  Find out more ...

Youth Activities Project 2014

Boy on residential

In 2014 there have been three residential trips to Kent and Somerset, a trip to Brighton and to the Olympic Park in Stratford.  There have also been trips to museums, sports centres, parks, the cinema and other activities.  The young people come from many different countries and cultures and find the activities a great way to make friends and discover new skills, gain in confidence and settle down into living in the UK.  Find out about the activities that took place in 2014 ...

The Refugee Cricket Project

Many young people have also taken part in the Refugee Cricket Project, benefiting from weekly coaching, matches and a summer tour to Devon.  More information about the project will be available here shortly.