The WE Day Event at Wembley SSE Arena

Wednesday 13 March 2019

On Wednesday 6th March, a small group of year 9 students who are involved in our Raising Aspirations programme were invited to attend the spectacular WE day event which took place at Wembley SSE arena.

They had the opportunity to hear many different positive narratives which included prominent people such as Naomi Campbell, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Julia Gillard, the former Prime Minister of Australia. Our students also heard from young inspirational influencers such as Nikki Christou and Temi Mwale, two young women who managed to overcome many different barriers whether financial, physical or social.

Students also had the opportunity to meet with Amani, an award winning Social Entrepreneur and Lord Michael Hastings, Chancellor of Regent’s University. Overall it was a magnificent event which students and staff alike enjoyed. Our students left feeling inspired with many ideas on how they could implement social action within their own communities.

Student Review

Ahmed (9 Chroussis) - "WE Day was an inspirational activities day where we celebrated our achievements as young adults. We learned a lot from inspirational speeches from people such as Prince Harry, Naomi Campbell and Nikki Christou, a young woman who did not allow her physical disabilities to stop her from achieving her dreams. As young adults, we saw the way we could change the world and have a positive impact in our society. As Ark Elvin students, we learned that any challenges and barriers we face, we can overcome. Not only this, but that we should be determined in what we want to be and what we want to do. We also had the pleasure of meeting Amani who created an award winning short film on how he overcome gang violence. Overall it was a great inspiring day."

Ricardo (9 Chroussis) - "I really enjoyed WE Day. I enjoyed it because I saw a lot of very inspiring people such as Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Naomi Campbell and Amani Simpson. This has really taught me that I can be anything that I want to be if I put in the effort. This event opened my eyes and showed that life offers many different paths and possibilities. A huge thank you to WE day for providing us with tickets. Raise really appreciates what you have done for us."