We Day UK 2016

March 2016

Co-chaired once again by Lord Rumi Verjee and Holly Branson, Free the Children held the 3rd Annual WE Day UK at Wembley Arena on Wednesday 9th March 2016.

Having earned their way for supporting local and global projects, 12,000 young people were invited to join “the best classroom in the world”.

They heard from a host of young people who were inspired to make a difference after attending previous WE Days. They also had a Science lesson from Prof. Brian Cox, heard poetry from reformed ex-gang leader Karl Lokko and witnessed Rita Ora tell her very personal story of coming to the UK as a refugee from Kosovo as a young child. There were also performances from Labrynth, Fleur East and Nico & Vinz amongst others.

Free the Children continues to inspire young people all across the country and is now in over 2,500 schools. They are looking to further expand its reach in N. Ireland and Scotland. The call to action is as strong as ever with all present at We Day UK taking the “We Pledge” to ensure that positive change can and will happen.