Rockwood Academy students pledge local change during WE Day at Wembley Arena

On Thursday 7th March 2019, students from Rockwood Academy joined fellow members of the WE Movement at Wembley Arena for WE Day UK, an international celebration of young people making a difference in their local and global communities.

Rockwood Academy is part of the WE Schools programme, which challenges young people across the UK and North America to identify local and global issues that speak their passion and empower them with the tools to take action.

WE Day UK is a powerful, life-changing event that combines the energy of a live concert with the inspiration of extraordinary stories of leadership and change. This year’s event included appearances and performances from Prince Harry, Naomi Campbell, Liam Payne, Nicole Scherzinger, Iskra Lawrence, Tom Walker, Natalia Vodianova, Jack & Jack, Pixie Lott, Connor Franta, Tamara Smart, Conor Maynard and many more inspirational guests.

Tickets to WE Day can’t be brought, students instead have to earn their tickets by taking local and global actions. Rockwood Academy students earned their WE Day access by participating in Rockwood’s Educate & Celebrate Pride Youth Network as well as organising and taking part in fundraisers and volunteering initiatives including Macmillan Cancer Support’s Coffee Mornings, Children In Need activities, World Aids Day activities and WE Are Silent.

The WE Day visit was empowering, inspiring and moving for Rockwood students, who returned to school more motivated to create change around them as they now saw the impact of their actions on a larger scale, understanding how their own individual actions and changes can make a global impact.

WE Charity is an international charity and educational partner who run initiatives in the UK, Canada and the US that educate and empower young people, and work in Africa, Asia and Latin America to transform lives with solutions that are adaptive, effective and sustained long term by the community itself.