WE Schools UK at Wembley Arena
Minet Junior School’s Eco Champions from Years 4, 5 and 6 were given the opportunity to attend WE Schools UK at Wembley Arena on Wednesday 4th March.
Celebrities including Jamie Oliver, Leona Lewis, Callum Scott, Laura Whitmore, Gwendoline Christie, Bella Ramsay and Idris Elba (to name a few) hosted the event. The children heard some inspirational speakers including a talk by Alexander Adams, who is a doctor with a visual and hearing impairment.
There were a variety of topics discussed under the headings of Being Mindful, Innovation, Our Planet, Community and Global. The actor, Idris Elba told the children about the opportunity he was given at school through the Prince’s Trust to study acting and how grateful he is to his teacher for believing in him. Leona Lewis told the children to “Reach for the Stars, as every one of you can be a star”.
Mya Gazal gave a rousing speech on her journey to becoming the first Syrian Refugee Pilot. She explained how she achieved this throughly the Virgin Atlantic Passport to Change programme. This is a programme run by the WE charity and Virgin Atlantic Airlines which encourages young women to pursue a career in aviation.
The children thorough enjoyed the day and said they had learnt the following:-
“No matter what people say, you can still accomplish your dreams”
“It doesn’t matter who you are as a person, you should be treated the same. Being fair is the key”.
“We need to take little baby steps to achieve your dreams”.
“Disability does not mean you are weak”.
“No matter how old you are or what religion you follow, it does not mean you can’t reach high”.
“You should always be nice to people and believe in them”.