‘I am we’ Movement/We Day Trip
The 'I am WE' club, House Committee and the Diversity Council raised an impressive £287.48 as part of their 'WE Bake for Change' campaign for the WE Charity. More specifically, they generously chose to raise the money to help support Haiti, a country that faces some of the worst levels of poverty, exploitation, hunger and disease anywhere in the world. In fact, 80% of the population live on less than £1 a day (which means this initiative will undoubtedly touch many lives).
The groups organised the World of Fiction Fair, which took place on Friday 23rd March. Mr Morris was tasked with judging the houses as they raised money through selling baked goods and refreshments, arranging entertaining games and even setting up a henna stall.
The results: 1st place – Tull, 2nd place – Master, 3rd place – Besant, 4th place – Pankhurst.
The incredible music performance by Fane (Y13) complemented the evening so fittingly. Fane also won the ‘Golden Ticket’ raffle and selected St. Joseph's Hospice to receive the donation.
WE Day Trip – 7th March 2018
On Wednesday 7th March our students visited the SSE Wembley Arena to attend the ‘We Day’. They were joined by thousands of their fellow young change-makers from across the country.
Other than to show appreciation, the aim of the event was to educate and empower aspiring young people by providing them with the tools they need to create transformative social change.
The day kicked off with a walk down WE’s blue carpet for the greatly renowned artists, entrepreneurs and thought leaders who gathered together to help celebrate this unique experience. London Mayor Sadiq Khan recorded a special message for the audience recognising and congratulating them for their selfless work. The crowd were then treated to performances from the likes of Britain’s Got Talent winner Tokio Myers, the amazingly talented Alexandra Burke and pop sensation HRVY. They were also joined by actress, model and writer Lily Collins as well as members from the Vamps who met and spoke directly with audience members on stage.
Aside from celebrity A-listers, other prominent figures took to the platform to offer inspirational words. Young advocate and talented author Hayley Mulenda shared her journey and explained how she turned her life around to become such a renowned success. In her words, “Your current situation is not your final destination”. The multitalented Katie Piper also reinforced the equally important message of maintaining self-esteem and a positive outlook in life.
Overall, it was a great day filled with lots of excitement, stimulation and optimism. Hopefully this event also managed to further encourage our students to aim high and to persevere in the face of adversity.
Bring on WE Day 2019!
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