Living WE not Me - WE Day 2017

Last month, thousands of teenagers descended upon SSE Arena, Wembley to be part of the growing global movement for change that is WE Day.  Amongst their number were almost 300 Oasis students from 16 different Academies, proudly representing Oasis’s commitment to transforming communities both here at home and abroad.

The WE movement encourages young people to think about how they might help or serve others, or to put it another way – to ‘live WE lives, not ME lives.’  The annual ‘WE Day’ is an inspirational event where young people can come together and think about becoming active citizens who want to change their community for the better, to learn about new issues, and gain the inspiration needed to take further action. Above all, it is an opportunity to let the young people know that they are not alone in their wish to make a positive difference.

Amongst many other stars appearing at WE Day this year were music acts The Vamps and Jessie J, while Academy Award-winning actor Kate Winslet and American singer-songwriter Paula Abdul spoke to the audience about the importance of living to make a difference.  

Department for International Development minister, James Wharton MP, and founders of WE, Craig and Marc Kielburger, encouraged the attendees to consider how they can make a difference wherever they are – ‘Living We’ at school and at home, in their local community, in the UK, and globally.

Michelle Briers, Head of Oasis Global Partnerships and Global Learning:

“WE Day 2017 was another fantastic, inspiring day for both students and teachers alike.” 

“The Founders of WE Day, Craig and Mark Kielburger, spoke powerfully about how our world needs a generation of young people who are Living We not Me lives more than ever – and how true that is.”

“I know I was not alone in feeling empowered as I left Wembley.  Within Oasis we have so much in common with the WE Day movement - our heart for communities, our aspiration to nurture our students into positive, proactive members of their neighbourhoods.” 

“I know from being so closely involved with our Oasis Global Partnerships and events like One Oasis Global Education Day that our young people are so enthusiastic to serve others when they have the opportunity, and we must do all we can to encourage our students to explore what it means to be active global citizens.”

Oasis Academy Brislington

Oasis Academy Immingham

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Oasis Academy Byron