On the 5th of November we visited The Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham for a very special event: WE day!
WE charity empowers people of all ages to make a difference, both domestically and internationally, through programmes like WE Schools and WE Villages. It reminds us of the words of Matthew’s Gospel, that with God all things are possible! As disciples, it’s our mission to stand up and speak out to make a difference.
The world is full of things people say are’not doable’ but, there’s a whole movement of individuals creating good in the world in ways we never imagined. Each and every one of us is entirely capable of changing the world. Because WE makes doing good, doable.
Children and school weren’t able to buy tickets, we had to earn our place by taking action on one local and a global cause…And we did, by choosing to ban plastic last term and make a difference. An past Year 6 pupil last year even won the prestigious Barbara Ward award for making a difference to our Earth.
During the day, we listened to a range of people inspiring us to speak out and be bold! People included: Vicky McClure, Bella Ramsey, Joe Dempsie, Bluey Robinson, Laura Whitmore, Martin Luther King III and Isabelle Weal.
We were INSPIRED to make a difference and felt EMPOWERED to put out faith into action! Take a look at our highlights:
“My favourite part of WE day was the dancing. My mission is to speak louder and show kindness, love and respect”
“My favourite part was the free things. The most important thing I learned was that we need to care for our world”
“My favourite part was dancing and singing. My missions is to speak out to the world. The most important thing I learned was that I need to share God’s love”
“Today I enjoyed going to the concert and my favourite part was when they showed the real champions league trophy. They taught us not to be silent and to speak out”
“My favourite part was the dancing and music. I have learnt to be good to the world and we should not throw stuff into the water”
“My favourite part was the dancing and music. I have learnt to not waste paper, food and to be there for each other”
“My favourite part was when we were dancing. I will treasure Bella Ramsey telling us to be friendly”
“My favourite part was when we got free items and the survey at the end. The part that interested me the most was the speech about mental health because it inspired me to be more aware of others”
“My favourite part of the day was when we were all dancing and the coloured lights were flashing on us! I will treasure when Bella Ramsey warned us about mental health awareness”
“My favourite thing was the free bottle and hat. The mission statement that I will take away from WE day is to speak out more!”
“My favourite thing was joining in with the music because it got me moving more. The thing I learned was to speak out more”
“My favourite part of the day was when we danced to the ‘whip it, nae nae’ song. I will treasure them saying to us to be kinder and pay people a compliment. They told us to treat others the way we want to be treated”
“My favourite part was EVERYTHING because there was lots of fun things in every mission we completed! It was a very encouraging day, especially for youths like me! It taught me to speak out for my rights”
“My favourite thing was dancing and singing. I learned about important things like I have to speak up louder so that everyone can hear my ideas”
“My favourite thing about WE day was the singing and dancing because it was very entertaining. Also, I liked the stories the people on stage told us because they were very inspiring for my future. My mission is to speak out about the environment and show kindness through my actions”
“My favourite part of the WE concert was the dancing and singing because I love singing and it was so much fun! My mission is to learn to be Eco friendly to this world and take care of it. Also I am going to be kind, generous and caring to others”
“My favourite thing was the free things. Martin Luther Kind III inspired me to speak out for people rights”
“My favourite part was when the dancers came on stage and did a lovely performance. This is because it inspired me to be yourself and do what you love”
“My favourite part of WE day was the start because we were able to jump, dance and sing to the music. I learned that many people die because of knife crime daily. I will start to use my voice more to help and protect people from knife crime”
“My favourite part was the singing. I am going to give people more compliments”