We were at WE Day UK yesterday!
Since we are one of the WE Schools, helping to make a change in the world, our Pupil Leaders were invited back to WE Day UK at Wembley Stadium to take part in the annual celebration of a global community of change makers. We gathered with over 12,000 other young world-changers from across the country to dream big, talk about social action, and of course, celebrate all the positive changes we have been making!
Our children were moved by some of the most emotive and inspirational speeches by many including some very famous names like Hollywood star, Kate Winslet and music legend, Paula Abdul!
We heard from Nungshi and Tashi Malik who spoke about empowering girls in India. These two sisters have six world records for scaling the highest mountains in the world!
Mazoon Rakan was interviewed by the awesome author and speaker, Spencer West. After fleeing Syria and living in many refugee camps, Mazoon Rakan works with Malala Yousafzai for the right to education. Our UNICEF Pupil Leaders were empowered by listening to her story and her fight for children’s rights.
We were honoured to listen to Oscar-winning actress, Kate Winslet, who gave one of the most authentic and inspiring speech about body image, being yourself and following your passion. She reminded us that true beauty and value comes from within. Her motivating talk displayed how the core values of humility, determination and gratitude help us to reach our potential.
Paula Abdul shared her life experiences with us and reminded us that "You never truly know what you're capable of until you find that one passion that runs deep in you." Her dancers put on an amazing show and demonstrated what is possible if you follow your dreams.
The children met up with Karl Lokko who recited a powerful poem about changing ourselves to change the world.
We heard about freedom and equality from Maria Munir and how she met with Barack Obama.
And, of course, there were many musical performances to enjoy including some well-known acts like The Vamps, Conor Maynard and the incredible, Jessie J!
Every day children are stepping up and making a difference in their local community and world at large. To Live WE at School is to recognise that no matter your age or where you live, we can all make a positive impact – whether that’s volunteering, fundraising or raising awareness for causes that matter. As a school, we have pledged to be part of the WE Movement. You can find out more by visiting www.WE.org