What is the WE Schools programme?
Active in over 3,400 schools across the UK, the WE Schools programme provides teachers and students with free educational resources–including lesson plans, campaigns, motivational assemblies and workshops–to inspire children to take social action and become positive change-makers in their schools, families and communities.
From collecting food for local foodbanks, to fundraising in support of global water issues, students are supported to identify the local and global issues that matter to them and are empowered with the tools to create change.
“Today, the WE Schools programme is ingrained throughout our curriculum. The programme works for us because all of the campaigns deal with topics our pupils can relate to and have realistic, meaningful objectives. Pupils are not being asked to ‘do something to save the planet,’ they are being asked to do something tangible–however small– that will make a real difference.’
Whitney Shore, Chesterton Primary School
London Borough of Wandsworth
By taking one local and one global action through the year-long WE Schools programme, students have the opportunity to attend WE Day, a stadium-sized event that brings together world-renowned speakers and performers and tens of thousands of students to celebrate the power young people have to change the world.
WE Day has seen some of the world’s greatest speakers and performers, from Prince Harry and Kate Winslet, to Ellie Goulding and Jennifer Hudson.
Teachers who participate in WE Schools believe their students have grown into stronger leaders–at school, in their communities and in their future careers–with 87% of teachers finding that their students demonstrate increased leadership among their peers.
WE Schools remind everyone what classrooms are supposed to be: community-minded, vibrant and inspirational.
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WE Charity is a registered charity in England and Wales (1138645) and Scotland (SC045815).