Yesterday, the school council ventured across London to the SSE Arena, Wembley, to attend the WE Day celebrations. WE Day is the manifestation of the WE charity movement: a celebration of young people and teachers who have made a difference.

The arena was huge! This is Athian Akec Camden’s youth MP talking about being a leaders for our communities

The event features an inspiring line-up of world-renowned speakers, award-winning performers and real-world stories of change. You can’t buy a ticket —you have to earn your way through WE Schools.

We saw Leona Lewis perform, Lewis Hamilton talk about the environment and climate change and an ex Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, who now advocates the importance of female education around the world.

Ms Doherty’s favourite speaker, Idris Elb, talking about growing up in East London and struggling against stereotypes to become an actor.
Performance by Calum Scott

WE Schools is an innovative series of experiential social action programmes that engage teachers and young people globally to empower them with the skills, knowledge and motivation to bring positive change in themselves and the world. Our School Council worked with WE charity last week and are in the process of building a campaign to help the homeless and food banks within our community.

We had special wristbands that lit up at different times and made the whole arena look like a starry night sky